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.
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.