Markendeya Defeats Death by his Devotion

Markendeya calmly studies the scriptures while Siva emerges from the lingam and vanquishes Yama, who has come to take Markendeya.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Sins are the crippling distortions of intellect bound in emotion. When we sin, we take the energy and distort it to our instinctive favor.
—Gurudeva