I saw an online discussion where a learned commentator shared that the bull in front of Shiva Linga is Rishaba and not Nandhi and associating the bull with Nandi is a general misunderstanding among Hindus. Is this true? What is the story associated with the Rishaba connection?

  • Are you refering to jain Tirthankara Rishabha? if yes then there is no hindu Scripture proof for that. If you just want to know if nandi is bull then you may find an answer here hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/6980/…
    – Yogi
    Apr 29, 2016 at 18:07
  • I don't think this is a duplicate of the other question. This question is whether the bull in front of Shiva shrines is Rishaba or not.
    – Naveen
    May 1, 2016 at 13:53
  • I guess the Tirthankara Rishaba is the only Rishaba?
    – Naveen
    May 1, 2016 at 13:54
  • I think the answer by Keshav Srinivasan is Satisfactory since he has quoted Shiva purana and Anushasan Parva of Mahabharta to prove his point that bull and nandi are different.
    – Yogi
    May 1, 2016 at 14:06


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