Ithihasas and Puranas

Clockwise from top left: 1. Ramayana: Rama breaks SivaDhanush 2. Mahabharata: Krishna imparts bhagavad Gita to Arjuna 3. Periyapuranam: Kannappar pulls out his eye 4. Silapathigaram: Kannagi holding her anklet up in anger 5. VishnuPuranam: Narasimha kills Hiranyakashipu 6. SrimadBhagavatam: Gajendra calls to Vishnu for help 7. Ramayana: Mareecha appears as golden deer to abduct Sita

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Nothing is more precious than the first soul-quickening, life-changing shaktipata from a guru. Nothing is more central to spiritual awakening than the progressive dikshas, or initiations, he bestows.
—Gurudeva