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
Saivites consider it most important to live near a Siva temple, and we build one wherever we find ourselves in the world. This is a most meritorious act, earning blessings in this life and the next.
—Gurudeva