Siddha (carrying a linga)

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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.

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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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