Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 113
Photo 113 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (vrksasana pose)
Fig. 111: This temple is found in one of the mandapa pillars of Shrirangam temple, in which a Siddha is in a Vrksasana pose standing in his left leg and his right is folded and resting on his left leg. His hands are raised above his head in an anjali mudra. Instead of beard, he is depicted with a long moustache. He is having a long hair and wearing rings on his arms and wrists. He is also wearing a langoti.
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.