Siddha (ardha-padmasana)

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

Fig. 106: This sculpture is found in one of the mandapa pillars located to the south of the sanctum of the Bhumishvaramudaiyar temple at Marakanam in Tamilnadu. In this a Siddha is seated in an ardha-padmasana pose. His body is bent towards his right side and his head is resting on his right hand, which is already resting on a yoga-danda that placed to his right side. His left hand is holding his right hand. His matted hair and big kundala, a wallet in his left shoulder are depicted in this sculpture.

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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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