Kongana Siddha cave

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[Series: Historical Continuity of the Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu].

Fig. 171: This is located in inside of the forest on the Kankeyam-Palani road, from Coimbatore. It is said that Kongana Siddha did penance in this cave. Next to this, is the jiva samadhi of a local Siddha named Setti Thambiran. He healed many with his herbal medicines. He stayed and prepared medicines and attained samadhi here.

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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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