On the right is Subramania Kurukkal with Gurudeva in Sri Lanka. He writes:
“Here with I am sending the photos which were taken back home in our temple Navaly Chintamani Vinayagar Koyil in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in 1982, when Gurudeva visited and had his birthday celebrated at his Alaveddy Ashram. The ceremony was officiated by me with my father -in-law, Viswanatha Kurukkal.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."