Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 177
Photo 177 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Siddha Pattinathar shrine
Fig.172: This shrine is dedicated to Siddha Pattinathar who attained samadhi here. It is located near the seashore of Tiruvotriiyur near Chennai. Inside this premises, samadhis of few other Siddhas are also found. Devotees are visiting here daily and chanting the mantras here.
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.