Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 203
Photo 203 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Shri Vannaraparadesi Siddhar (2)
Fig. 189: This is the samadhi shrine of Shri Vannaraparadesi Siddhar, located in the Odiyampattu village of Puducherry. Recently a mandapa is constructed on this samadhi and it attracts good number of devotees.
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.