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: 120

மூவகைச் சித்தியின் முடிபுகள் முழுவதும்

ஆவகை யெனக்கரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet petitions the OmniLight to reveal the three kinds of Siddhis (Tamil: சித்தி) or extraordinary powers and their consummation.

The three kinds of extraordinary powers celebrated by Ramalingam in the subsequent couplets are: கருமசித்தி or powers of action or execution, யோகசித்தி or powers of identification and union, and ஞானசித்தி or powers of knowledge.

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

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