Guru Blessees Sishya after a Homa

After performing their worship through the homa, guru blesses his Sishya while brother monks hold kavi robes and rudraksha malas.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Once a profound relationship is developed with Lord Muruga, then with the guru's permission and guidance, true yoga may commence. Otherwise, no matter how long one sits in meditation, no matter how hard one tries, it is just sitting, it is just trying.
—Gurudeva