Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 34
Photo 34 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Kamatchi Amman temple)
Fig.34: Minanatha (Kamatchi Amman temple, Kancipuram,Tamilnadu) in a ardhamatshyendrasana pose with his left leg folded upward and his left hand resting on his left knee in danda-hasta mudra. His right hand is resting on his folded right leg. His matted hair, kundalas and rings on arms and wrists are clearly visible. Fish is also depicted in small size.
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.