Muruga and consorts sitting on a peacock

Murugan and consorts with a peacock tail fanned out behind them.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Devotees seek a satguru who teaches them to understand suffering, and brings them into the intentional hardships of sadhana and tapas leading to liberation from the cycles of experience in the realm of duality.
—Gurudeva