At the Aadheenam we have many beautiful pieces of art, including some exquisite images of the Gods. This is one of our favorites, an image of Dandayuthapani, the Deity of Palani Hills, dear to renunciates and all who are inspired to do yoga, tapas and self-purification.
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.