Siddha (with rudrakshamala)

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

Fig. 114: This sculpture is found in the entrance mandapa pillar of the Ucchipililiaiyar temple at Trichy, which is looking similar to Fig.110, and his postures are as depicted in Fig. 113. A rudrakshamala is rounded around his forehead, and he is wearing a rudrakshmala in his chest and in his arms; and anklet in his legs.

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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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