Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 125
Photo 125 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (tribhanga posture)
Fig. 123: This sculpture is found in another pillar of the Virudhachalam temple, in which he standing in a tribhanga posture as his both legs widening apart as like in parshvottanasana poses. His left leg is slightly bent down and his left hand is resting on his left thigh. He is holding a kattuvanga (club) in his right hand and a wallet is also tied on his right shoulder. His matter hair, kundala, patched garment on his chest, and langoti are clearly depicted.
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.