Vijaya Dasami; Durga's defeat of Mahishasura

Priest performs Siva puja of to celebrate Mahishasura's defeat

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Monists, from their mountaintop perspective, perceive a one reality in all things. Dualists, from the foothills, see God, souls and world as eternally separate. Monistic theism is the perfect reconciliation of these two views.
—Gurudeva