Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 36
Photo 36 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Kote Venkateshvara temple)
Fig.36: Minanatha (Kote Venkateshvara temple, Tipu Palace, Bangalore, Karnataka) in eka pada sirisasana in which his right leg folded back and resting on his neck and his right hand is placed on the fish in a katya valambita mudra. His left leg folded towards his right leg and locked in the gap between his right arm and right leg thigh. And his left hand is holding strongly his left leg. His long matted hair, kundalas, rings in arms, wrists and anklet are clearly depicted.
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.