Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu: photo 223
Photo 223 of 223 in Gallery: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Image title: Shri Jothi Mona Siddhar
[Series: Historical Continuity: Some Siddhas(?) of contemporary period]
Fig.204: He is Shri Jothi Mona Siddhar, presently established his ashram at the foothills of Chethavarai village near Senji. He is offering sacred ashes and lemon fruits to the devotees who approach him with problems. Along with him, some of his disciples are also staying here. As a part of their tradition he is wearing a copper bangle in his wrist exactly in the same manner as shown in the sculptural representations. (see also Fig. 201)
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.