Siddha (Ucchipililiaiyar temple)

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

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.

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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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