Minanatha (Lower Ahobilam)

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Fig.38: Minanatha (Lower Ahobilam, Kurnul dist., Andhra Pradesh) on the adhistana of the vahana mandapa along with other Natha-Siddhas like Goraksha. He is seated on a long fish in an ardhapadmasana pose. He is wearing a thick sacred thread in his neck, tied with a pendent. He is holding a sankha (horn deer?) like instrument in his right hand and his left hand is resting on his left thigh.

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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.

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