Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 32
Photo 32 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Brahadishvara temple)
Fig.32: Minanatha (Brahadishvara temple, Tanjavur, Tamilnadu) seated facing upward in ardha-matshyendrasana. He is shown with a beard and long matted hair locks. Big karnakundalas, rings on his arms and wrists, and a yoga-patta tied to his left knee are clearly visible. His right hand is resting on the fish in a katya valambita mudra and his left hand is resting on the left knee in a danda-hasta mudra.
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.