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: 67

திவளுற்ற வண்டத் திரளினெங் கெங்கும்

அவளுக் கவளா மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

In

The

Resplendent

Clusters

Of

Worlds,

The

Energy

Of

All

Energies,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The interpretation of the expression “அவளுக் கவளாம்” (avaluku avalam) at the start of the second line depends on the pronoun “அவள்” (aval) referring to the female or the feminine.

The word “திவள்” (thival) refers to luminous, brilliant, or resplendent beauty. Since light is electromagnetic radiation, or a form of Shakti or Energy, we could interpret the terms “அவள்” (aval) and “திவள்” (thival) in this couplet in terms of Shakti or Energy.

If we construe it to refer to Shakti or Energy, represented in Indian thought in the symbol or imagery of the female or the feminine, then this couplet affirms that the OmniLight is the Shakti of all Shaktis, the Energy of all energies in the cosmos.

A complementary interpretation is that the OmniLight is the feminine in all female entities and the Beauty in all beautiful entities in the cosmos.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.