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
My advice to parents has always been to stay close to their children, but at the same time give them some space to grow and mature in today's world. Today's world is not all that bad.
—Gurudeva