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July 8, 2022

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: 115

வாழி நீடூழி வாழியென் றோங்கு

பேராழியை யளித்த வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

The import of this couplet is that the OmniLight bestowed (on Ramalingam) a great discus or weapon (Tamil: ஆழி or āḻi) to ward off or destroy all obstructions and to live forever. This discuss or weapon is the Light of Supreme Grace-Power which secures immortality.

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