Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 41
Photo 41 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Minanatha (Amman temple)
Fig. 41: Minanatha (Amman temple, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu) depicted with a tonsured head. He is wearing a patched garment in his neck, rings on arms and wrists, anklet in his leg, kundalas in his ears, yoga-patta in his hip tied with his left leg, left hand resting on left knee and right hand resting on right thigh are the common features. A halo (prabhamandala) is shown around the head.
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.