Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 134
Photo 134 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (carrying a linga)
From Fig.129 to Fig.138, all are found in the outer prakara pillars of the Adikeshava Perumal temple at Tiruvattariu in Kanniyakumari dist. of Tamilnadu
Fig. 132: In this sculpture, he is carrying a linga in his right hand holding his long erect penis in his left hand. His hairs are knotted and rounded with a rudrakshamala. He is also shown with beard.
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.