Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 39
Photo 39 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Upper Ahobilam)
Fig.39: Minanatha (Upper Ahobilam, Kurnul dist., Andhra Pradesh) in ardhamatshyendrasana depicted artistically with all his appendages like a medallion on his chest, a wallet on his shoulder, a langoti, karnakundalas, etc. On his left thigh, a yogadanda is placed on which his left hand is in a lola-hasta pose. His head is tilted towards right and resting in his right palm. His hairdo is a typical Vijayanagara coiffure style.
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.