Nandi as one of the gods in Hinduism in India can be traced back to Indus Valley Civilization, where dairy farming was the most important occupation, thus explaining the appearance of various artifacts, such as the 'Pasupati Seal,' indicating a deity much like Shiva. The bull Nandi is Shiva's primary vehicle and is the principal gana (follower) of Shiva. The close association of Shiva and Nandi explains the presence of a statue of Nandi at the gate of many temples dedicated to Shiva. It also explains why the word "nandi" in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil languages is used as a metaphor for a person blocking the way. In Sanskrit, a bull is called "vrisha", which has another connotation - that of righteousness or Dharma. It is important to seek the blessings of Nandi before proceeding to worship Lord Shiva.
* Metal: Brass.
* HXLXW: 5.3" X 5" X 3.75" Inches.
* Weight: 1.11 lbs.
* Handcrafted by Skilled artisans from India.
**Pre-owned statue in wonderful condition. Please see photos as part of item description. Item sold "as is"**