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
This is one of the great benefits awarded a yoga student working in the guru system: his opportunity to identify with the intuitive mind of the guru.
—Gurudeva