Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 100
Photo 100 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (paryankasana pose)
Fig. 98: This sculpture is found in one of the sanctum pillar of the Ramalingeshvara temple at Avani. He is seated in a paryankasana pose, whose right leg is folded and placed upon his left leg. His left hand is resting down in a katya valambita mudra and his right hand is resting in a danda-hasta pose on his right leg knee. His face is slightly lifted upward. His matted hair, big kundalas, necklace like ornament, medallion on his chest, rings on his arms and wrists are depicted as the common features of the Nathapanthis.
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.