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December 5, 2022

OmniLight Invocations

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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 142:

சூரிய சந்திர ஜோதியுட்ஜோதி என்று

ஆரியர் புகழ்தரும் அருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!     

Commentary: This couplet points out that the OmniLight is celebrated by the Aryans (ஆரியர் – Ariyar) as the Light within the solar and lunar lights.

In classical Tamil literature, the Aryans were the inhabitants of Indian Himalayan valleys and the Indo-Gangetic plains. Southern Indian Brāhmins who were descended from these groups were also designated by that term. The worship of the Sun and the Moon was an important aspect of their religious practices.