Ascetics (Parvathamalai)

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[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.

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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.

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