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.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.