Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 110
Photo 110 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (upavesasana pose)
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.
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.