The first two granite pieces to ever be made for Gurudeva are Saint Tirumular and Saint Tiruvalluvar, whose statues grace the entrance to the Aadheenam courtyard. Here is Tirumular who is said to have stayed deep in meditation for 3000 years only to come into the conscious mind once a year to write one verse.
Tiruvalluvar, the weaver, busy writing the masterpiece of on human ethics and conduct, The Tirukural
And evening shot of Iraivan as the sun drops over the mountain to the west. The gilded towers glisten magically in the distance.
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.