Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 174
Photo 174 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Meikandar Siddhar cave (2)
Fig. 170: This cave like structure is found in the middle of the hills, which is located some two kilometres to the west of the Kannivadi village in Dindigul dist. It is said that Meikandar Siddhar along with other Siddhars like Bogar of Palani, were engaged in preparing the herbal medicines here. He did penance in this cave and attained samadhi here. A shrine with a linga installed inside the cave is said to be his samadhi. Rarely devotees visit this place. Annual gurupuja is also celebrated to him.
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.