Durga as Goddes Kamakshi after defeating Mahishasura prostrate Shiva

Seated on the prostrate Shiva, Goddess Kamakshi holds a sugarcane bow, having overwhelmed demon Mahishasura

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Namah Sivaya has such power, the mere intonation of these syllables reaps its own reward in salvaging the soul from bondages of the treacherous instinctive mind and the steel bands of a perfected externalized intellect.
—Gurudeva