Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 116
Photo 116 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (with rudrakshamala)
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.
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.