Siddha (upavesasana pose)

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

Fig. 108: This sculpture is found on the bottom of a mukhamandapa pillar of Ranganatha temple at Karamadai of Coimbatore dist. of Tamilnadu. He is depicted in a Upavesasana (squatting pose) and his hands are in danda-hasta mudra, as similar to Fig.100. Along with the above said appendages, his hair is found to be longer which touches the ground.

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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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