Hindu Mythology

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NANDINI

Hindu Cow Goddess

Also known as NANDHINI

The Sacred Cow of Joy

Holy cow! She is the delightfully good-natured daughter of Kamadhenu, the supreme Cow Goddess. And she has certainly inherited her mother’s bountiful nature. Make a wish and she will provide anything you ask, with a happy smile and a merry moo.

A wish-granting magic happy cow sounds like something from a fairy tale, but so far we have not received any reports of her climbing beanstalks or associating with big bad wolves.

However, her magic qualities are highly prized by her owner, Vasishtha the sage. Of course, when you own a magic cow there’s always some jealous deity or acquisitive king sniffing around. Luckily Nandini is more than capable of taking care of herself, thanks to the protection of her proud mom Kamadhenu. Do not mess with the moo-cow.

Nandini Facts and Figures

Name: Nandini
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: NANDHINI

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Cows
Area of expertise: Cows

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 412

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

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