Usha Painting the Dawn, Lord Siva, Yogi in Cave

Goddess Usha, Dawn, empowered by Lord Siva, begins her journey to paint bright the dark pre-dawn day; Below her a Yogi in his cave, birds, tigers and cows begin their day. "She stirs all creatures that have feet, and makes the birds of air fly up." ("Dawn" hymn from Rig Veda.)

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The Saiva Siddhanta perspective is that Siva's wonderful universe of form is perfect at every point in time, complete and totally just, and every soul, in all stages of evolution, is an intrinsic part of it, even Siva himself.
—Gurudeva