3" Lord Shiva Seated on Nandi (Small Statue) In Brass | Handmade | Made In India

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Seated majestically on the back of Nandi, the bull, Lord Shiva assumes a calm and meditative posture, reflecting his role as the eternal yogi and the epitome of inner peace. His serene countenance and the half-closed eyes exude a sense of detachment from the worldly affairs, encapsulating his profound spirituality. Adorned in traditional divine attire, with the sacred ash smeared on his body, Lord Shiva's appearance epitomises his connection with nature and the cosmos. The crescent moon adorning his locks and the sacred river Ganga flowing from his matted hair symbolise the auspicious forces of nature that he effortlessly controls.

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Item Code: RN20
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Brass Statue
Height: 3 inch
Width: 2 inch
Depth: 1.3 inch
Weight: 260 gm
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Nandi: The Symbolic Representation of Strength and Devotion in Hindu Mythology

Nandi is the guardian deity of Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva. The statue of Nandi, the Bull, is generally seen in a sitting posture on a raised platform with discipline and calmness at the entrance of the temple of Lord Shiva as the guard or doorman. He patiently waits for the Lord while gazing at the sanctum, demonstrating that individual souls should always be focused and surrendered to the Supreme Lord in all circumstances, without having any material desires. He symbolizes loyalty, truth, and righteousness, thus, preserving Dharma. Watchfulness and virility are the most important qualities of the Bull, that make him the perfect vaahan for Lord Shiva, the destroyer of the material world, to ride. The alertness of Nandi tells us the importance of being in the present moment (mindfulness). He is the head of all the attendants (Ganas) of Lord Shiva and is also considered to be the guardian of four-legged animals.

Having a round body, a hump appearing as a huge mountain, and heavy shoulders signify his strength and capacity to bear a heavy load. Being very dear to the Lord, the divine Bull is always decked with fascinating ornaments on his back, neck, and sharp horns.
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What is the significance of Nandi?

Nandi is the chief of 18 Siddhas and is considered the granter of boons to the devotees, and also symbolizes justice, faith, and purity. His mind completely absorbed in the service of Mahadeva depicts that he is the timeless wisdom and the path to the Absolute Truth, which means the Guru within. Without the mercy of the Guru, one cannot receive the grace of the Supreme Lord. Since Nandi is the eternal servant of Lord Shiva, one who tries to come closer to Lord Shiva and take his shelter, he should approach him by pleasing Nandi first.
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Why does Nandi sit in front of Shivling?

Nandi is always depicted sitting outside the sanctum of Lord Shiva, facing the Lord. He patiently waits for his master outside the temple as if ready to serve the Lord whenever he wants his service. This shows how Nandi always remains absorbed in the thoughts of Lord Shiva and is eager to please his master. A practicing devotee can learn from the attitude of Nandi that the only qualification needed to please the Supreme Lord is his sincerity and dedication to serve Him in all circumstances.
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Is it good to keep Nandi statue at home?

Lord Shiva is very dear to Nandi and similarly, Nandi is very dear to Lord Shiva. Keeping the statue of Nandi at your home altar means attracting the mercy of Lord Shiva in your life. It will bring all fortune and auspiciousness. However, keeping the statue of Nandi alone may not fulfill the ultimate purpose. Nandi, being an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, does not like to stay in a place where there is no worship of the lord. Thus, if you want to please Nandi, you should keep his statue along with the deity of Lord Shiva (Nandi gazing at the lord).
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