Siddha (parshvottasana)

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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. 134: In this a Siddha is standing in a parshvottasana as his legs are wide apart along with his erect penis. He appears to be older in age whose face is shrunk. He is shown with a beard, long hair on his back. He is indicating with his right index finger the muladhara and showing his left hand above his head.

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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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