Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 37
Photo 37 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Lower Ahobilam)
Fig.37: Minanatha (Lower Ahobilam, Kurnul dist., Andhra Pradesh) in ardhamatshyendrasana. His hairdo, kundalas, medallion on his chest and his face are sculpted beautifully. His right hand is resting on the folded right knee in a danda-hasta mudra and his left hand is placed on his left thigh in a stylistic way.
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.