Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 53
Photo 53 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Gorakshanatha (Tirukalukunriam temple)
Fig. 53: Gorakshanatha (Tirukalukunriam temple, Chengulpet dist., Tamilnadu) in rajalilasana. His right hand is resting on the right knee in a katya valambita mudra and the left hand and left leg on the tiger’s back in danda hasta mudra. He is wearing kundalas, rings on arms and wrists, anklets on his legs.
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.