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
People wonder about their past lives, but it doesn't really matter who you were in your past lives. It is the cumulative creation of what you've done in the past which has manifested in what you are in this life that should concern you.
—Gurudeva