Siddha (Tanjavur Brahadishvara temple)

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

Fig. 115: This sculpture is found in the Nandi mandapa pillar of Tanjavur Brahadishvara temple. He is in a Vrkshasana pose, standing on his left leg and his right leg is folded to his left thigh. His hands raised above his head as he is in anjali mudra. He is having long hair, big kundala and anklets.

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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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