Archive for November, 2021

November 18, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 695

இருட்கலை தவிர்த்தொளி யெல்லாம் வழங்கிய

அருட்பெருங் கடலே யானந்தக் கடலே!

November 17, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Siddhi Valaagam (சித்தி வளாகம்) or “Abode of Adepthood”, Mettukuppam, Vadalur, Tamilnadu, India. It was Ramalingam’s final residence and venue of his last talk in October 1873.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 694

புற்புதந் திரைநுரை புரைமுத லிலதோர்

அற்புதக் கடலே யமுதத்தண் கடலே!

November 15, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of OmniLight in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 693

உரைமனங் கடந்தாங் கோங்குபொன் மலையே

துரியமேல் வெளியிற் ஜோதிமா மலையே!

November 14, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Entrance to the site of the radiant symbol (Jothi or orb of light) of OmniLight in the Sathiya Gnana Sabhai (1872), or Hall Of Truth-Knowledge, designed by Ramalingam.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 692

மதியுற விளங்கு மரகத மலையே

வதிதரு பேரொளி வச்சிர மலையே!

November 13, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet:691

பளகிலா தோங்கும் பளிக்குமா மலையே

வளமெலா நிறைந்த மாணிக்க மலையே!

November 12, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Siddhi Valaagam (சித்தி வளாகம்) or “Abode of Adepthood”, Mettukuppam, Vadalur, Tamilnadu, India. It was Ramalingam’s final residence and venue of his last talk in October 1873.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 690

நற்குண நிதியே சற்குண நிதியே

நிற்குண நிதியே சிற்குண நிதியே!

November 11, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of OmniLight in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 689

அற்புதம் விளங்கு மருட்பெரு நிதியே
கற்பனை கடந்த கருணைமா நிதியே!

November 10, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Entrance to the site of the radiant symbol (Jothi or orb of light) of OmniLight in the Sathiya Gnana Sabhai (1872), or Hall Of Truth-Knowledge, designed by Ramalingam.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 688

எவ்வகை நிதிகளு மிந்தமா நிதியிடை

அவ்வகை கிடைக்குமென் றருளிய நிதியே!

November 9, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 687

இருநிதி யெழுநிதி யியனவ நிதிமுதற்

றிருநிதி யெல்லாந் தருமொரு நிதியே!

November 8, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Siddhi Valaagam (சித்தி வளாகம்) or “Abode of Adepthood”, Mettukuppam, Vadalur, Tamilnadu, India. It was Ramalingam’s final residence and venue of his last talk in October 1873.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 686

இதமுற வூழிதோ றெடுத்தெடுத் துலகோர்க்

குதவினு முலவா தோங்குநன் னிதியே!

Inexhaustible

Treasure-Chest,

Whose

Plenitude

Is

Never

Depleted

Even

If

Its

Riches

Of

Benediction

And

Bliss

Are

Bestowed

On

Beings

For

Aeons,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This series of couplets invokes the symbol of an inexhaustible treasure chest (Tamil: நிதி or Nidhi) to convey the maximal excellence of the nature of OmniLight.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.