When one looks at this beautiful temple, it is amazing to think that it was carved and assembled put together with such simple tools. Of course there is the crane and the forklift but the rest is done with nothing but hammer, chisels and simple measuring and alignment tools.
The temple always reminds me of our sadhana; a beautiful and elaborate structure constructed using simple tools. These tools are used with great skill and dedication according to an ancient agamic plan under the direction of an inspired satguru. It is such a beautiful thing!
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.