Siddha (ardha-padmasana pose)

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[Series: Representations of Yogic Postures of the Siddhas and Nāthas in the Medieval Temples]

Fig. 104: This is found in another pillar relief of the Lower Ahobilam temple. He is seated in an ardha-padmasana pose, facing towards his left. His left leg is folded upward and his left hand is resting on it in a lola-hasta mudra. His right hand is placed, besides his right leg in a katya valambita mudra. He is with big matted hairs; wearing large kundala, cross bands and a medallion of deer horn in his chest, rings in his hands are clearly sculpted.

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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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