Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 114
Photo 114 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (Ucchipililiaiyar temple)
Fig. 112: This sculpture is found on the top of the pillar in the sanctum of the Ucchipililiaiyar temple, which is located on the hilltop in Tiruchy. He is seated in a padmasana posture and his hands are raised above his head in an anjali mudra. He is having long hair in his head; wearing big kundala his ears and 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.