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.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.