Numeroastro (Regd) Shri Nandi Idol In Panchdhatu Showpiece – 9 cm (Gold, Copper, Iron, Silver, Zinc)-In Hindu Religion, he is the chief guru of eighteen masters (18 Siddhar ) including Patanjali and Thirumular. Temples venerating Shiva display stone images of a seated Nandi, generally facing the main shrine. There are also a number of temples dedicated solely to Nandi.The application of the name Nandi to the bull (Sanskrit: v??abha) is in fact a development of recent centuries, as Gouriswar Bhattacharya has documented in an illustrated article entitled “Nandin and V??abha”. The name Nandi was earlier widely used instead for an anthropomorphic deity who was one of Shiva’s two door-keepers, the other beingMah?k?la. The doorways of pre-tenth-century North Indian temples are frequently flanked by images of Mah?k?la and Nandi, and it is in this role of Shiva’s watchman that Nandi figures in K?lid?sa’s poem the Kum?rasambhava.
|Dimensions||7 x 12 x 9 cm|