Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 98
Photo 98 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (padmasana)
Fig. 96: This sculpture is found on the bottom of a pillar in the ardhamandapa of Yoganandishvara temple at Nandibeta in Karnataka. He is seated in padmasana. He is holding a yoga-danda placed in front of him, in his left hand and keeping his right hand on the top of it and resting his chin. He is having a big bunch of matted hair folded on either side of his head. He is wearing big kundala patched garment in his shoulder, rings in his arms and wrists and anklet in 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.