Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 29
Photo 29 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Pattinathar temple)
Fig.29: Minanatha (Pattinathar temple, Pattisvaram, Kumbakonam dist., Tamilnadu). In the kudus found on the adhistana of this temple, many miniature sculptures are depicted with different yogic postures. Of which, an image of Minanatha is depicted in rajalilasana. He is carrying the eka-tara vina (kinjuri?) in his both hands. He is wearing karnakundalas; rings on his wrists and ankles.
The Siddha/Natha tradition symbolize the most comprehensive understanding and application of the theoretical and methodological tenets of Tantric philosophy. There are many Siddha-centres all over the Tamilnadu. The temples in Tamil-Nadu contain the sculptures depicting the Tantric rites and the images of the venerated Siddhas in it.