Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 221
Photo 221 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Ascetics (Parvathamalai)
[Series: Historical Continuity: Some Siddhas(?) of contemporary period]
Fig.202: These are the Siddha like ascetics seated all along the ways leading to the Parvathamalai. Besides them many of the similar ascetics found in all the celebrated Siddha-kshetras like Veliliiangiri, Palani, Tiruvannamalai, Kollimalai, Kancamalai, Saduragiri, Chidambaram, etc.
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.