Its a depiction of a Sage's vision of temple carved and erected. All shown inside Siva's head (hair)
While priests and devotees worship, Lord Shiva overlooks and blesses all.
After performing their worship through the homa, guru blesses his Sishya while brother monks hold kavi robes and...
Siva is source of all literature (ola leaves, temple carvings, stone edicts, etc)
Yogi in meditation on a flying carpet
Siva overlooking people suffering torture in Narakaloka
Siva breathing out creation
The Tirumantiram, literally "Holy incantation," is the Nandinatha Sampradaya's oldest Tamil scripture, written ca 200 bce by Rishi Tirumular....
"The hymns of Thayumanavar bring high solace to life; to hear them is to elevate life and soul. To live them is to enjoy the highest Bliss in spiritual consciousness. They are dynamic song-thrills that spark out of the Bliss-centre. Even a song a day will do to elevate human life towards Divine transcendence. Thayumanavar, is an out and out scripture for Saints and Yogins. It covers the entire field of Yoga and Jnana. It brings high solace to house-holders purifying their mind and heart. It feeds the flames of inner communion in real Yogins. There is not a single Tamilian who does not sing Thayumanavar and find joy in it. Every home cherishes it. Every mother puts her child to bed with its sweet symphony. The hymns of Thayumanavar are sublime music of the Soul, the song of the inner Spirits, and sparks of Divine Essence. It is very difficult to render them into another language. Any how I have ventured to do it during my silent hours of inner Communion with the immortal Spirit of the Saint. Now readers, imagine that the Saint is sitting in your heart while reading these rhythmic lines in deep ingathered tranquillity. They will exalt your thoughts and emotions to Supernal heights of peace and bliss." Dr. B. Natarajan of Chennai (Madras), India (1978)