He is Shiva’s right-hand bovine and stands guarding him in temple situations.
Of course, being a bull, there is a fertility connection. That explains why Shiva acolytes need to touch his testicles before entering.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your home’s front door, bull’s balls might make an interesting alternative to doorbells or lions-head doorknockers.
Nandi Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nandin, Nandisa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 2204
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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.