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
In the subtle worlds, Siva has the most beautiful form, not unlike a human form, but an absolutely perfect human form. He thinks. He talks. He walks. He makes decisions.
—Gurudeva