Adi Shankarar and Smarta tradition

Smarta deities - Surya, Shiva, Shakti, Ganesha, Muruga & Vishnu

Shankaracharya with the Deities of the Smarta tradition that he established

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
From an absolute perspective, our soul is already in nondual union with God, but to be realized to be known. We are That. We do not become That.
—Gurudeva