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December 16, 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: 719

என்பெருந் தவமே என்றவப் பலனே

என்பெருஞ் சுகமே யென்பெரும் பேறே!

My

Great

Tapas

Or

Spiritual

Austerity,

The

Greatest

Fruit

Of

My

Tapas

Or

Spiritual

Austerity,

My

Greatest

Happiness,

And

My

Greatest

Acquisition,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

In this couplet, Ramalingam celebrates his realization of the OmniLight and the nature of his realization, e.g., that it was the fruit of his great Tapas or spiritual austerity.

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.