Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 118
Photo 118 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (Tiruvotriiyur Shiva temple)
Fig. 116: This sculpture is found in the mukhamandapa of the Tiruvotriiyur Shiva temple. He is in a Vrkshasana pose, standing in his left leg and his right leg is folded upward to his naval. His both hands are raised above his head. He is having long hairs, his kundala and langoti is also visible clearly. Similarly many other sculptures of this same kind are also found in other pillars of this temple.
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.