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Nandi, Sand stone, no repair, 51cm long
Origin MP, India.
Period Chandella Dynasty, 11~12c
Price : 6,000 us $ or 190,000 NIO
Nandi (Sanskrit: नन्दि, Tamil: நந்தி,Kannada: ನಂದಿ,Telugu: న౦ది) is the name for the bull which serves as the mount (Sanskrit: Vahana) of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvati. In HinduReligion, he is the chief guru of eighteen masters (18 Siddhar ) including Patanjali and Thirumular. Temples venerating Shiva display stone images of a seated Nandi, generally facing the main shrine. There are also a number of temples dedicated solely to Nandi.
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