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
When heart and mind are freed of baseness, when desires have been tempered and excesses avoided, dharma is known and followed, and good conduct naturally arises.
—Gurudeva