Minanatha (Amman temple)

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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.

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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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