Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 211
Photo 211 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Dakshinamurthy Siddhar
Fig.193: This is the samadhi shrine of Dakshinamurthy Siddhar. It is located in a cemetery ground nearer to the Villupuram-Puducherry highway in the Thennal village of Puducherry. Recently foundation stone is laid for constructing a mandapa and pillars are also erected in front of this samadhi.
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.