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Questions tagged [nandi]

Nandi is the name for the bull which serves as the mount of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvati.

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Why should one not whisper in Nandi's ears?

I visited the ancient Lord Shiva temple in the lane of Mahalaxmi temple in Mumbai, As I started whispering in the ears of Nandi, the pujari there told that me that we should never whisper in his ears ...
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Is Nandi's face depicted as Vānara in any scripture other than Vālmiki Rāmāyana?

As per this chapter of UTTARA KANDA of Valmiki Ramayana: 11 नन्दीश्वरम अथापश्यद अविदूरस्थितं परभुम दीप्तं शूलम अवष्टभ्य दवितीयम इव शंकरम 12 स वानरमुखं दृष्ट्वा तम अवज्ञाय राक्षसः ...
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Is Shiva depicted as fighting mounted on Nandi in his bull form?

Has Shiva ever been depicted as fighting mounted on Nandi in his bull form? The Banasura fight as related in Harivamsa is one example. Are there any others?
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What does Hindu scripture say about World Turtle/World Elephant theory?

Is there a mention of World Turtle/World Elephant theory in Hindu scripture? I heard many unsourced stories about Sheshanaga or Nandi being the one holding the earth on their head/horns respectively. ...
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Which scriptures describe Vināyaka as son of Nandi?

Shaiva Siddhanta is based on the Shaiva Agamas and the poems of the 63 Nāyanārs . One of those 63 Nāyanārs is Saint Tirumūlar and also one of the 18 Siddhars and also a Yogi himself. His work ...
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How to position nandi statue in Hanuman temple? [closed]

In a Hanuman temple near our house there is a nandi statue. Temple is very old . Nandi statue is now coming near the road. I want that it should be placed some where away from road. Hanuman temple is ...
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Bull in front of Lord Shiva's shrine is Nandi or Rishaba? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Who was Nandiiswara? [duplicate]

According to some puranas, Nandi was born to sage Shilada, who got him by the grace of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva blessed the child and declared that he would be worshiped along with Him and become his ...
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Is Nandi a bachelor?

Is Nandi (bhakta/vehicle of Mahadeva) married or bachelor? If he is a bachelor, then how and why does he possess knowledge of the Kamasutra? Is it appropriate for bachelors to study scriptures with ...
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What's the reason behind the tortoise statue and the nandi statue in shiva temples? [duplicate]

In every Shiva temple There are two statue before the entrance of lord shiva temple inner side Tortoise Nandi Whats the reason behind this?Is there any kind of story belong to this?
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Was Nandi really a bull?

The general belief about Nandi (related to Lord Shiva) is that he is a bull who is generally in human form but at times changes into the form of a bull. But after reading Shiva Purana, I feel that ...
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What is the story of tortoise which is just in front of Nandi in Lord Shiva Temple?

I have seen in many temples there are Nandi and tortoise facing the Shiva linga. what is the story of being tortoise facing the Shiva linga?