Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

NANDI

Hindu Fertility God

Also known as Nandin, Nandisa

SHIVA's pet white Bull God

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

Name: Nandi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nandin, Nandisa

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 692

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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