Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 135
Photo 135 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha (both hands raised upward)
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. 133: In this sculpture, he is shown standing in vrksasana(?) with his right leg crossed on his left leg. His both hands are raised upward and holding each other in Ganesha mudra. He is having long hair, beard, wearing a langoti, rings on his hands and anklets on his legs. Above his head an ashtatala padma is depicted and to his left a serpent is shown as it is rising upward.
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.