Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 196
Photo 196 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Vettaveli Siddhar (2)
Fig. 184: This is the jiva samadhi of Vettaveli Siddhar. It is located on the southern bank of the River South Pennar at Alpet nearer to the ECR road of Cuddalore. Though this shrine is a recent one, the samadhi may be more than 100 years old.
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.