Nandi

The concept of Nandi takes its antiquity from the Indus Valley seals over 3000 years ago. A prototype of his lord Shiva is also depicted as Pasupathi, the Lord of the Beasts in an Indus seal. Nandi is very much a Dravidian concept of Shiva's vahana or vehicle and Gate Keeper of Shiva. Kushan coins in the early Christian Era (ca 100- 300) depict, for the first time, the association between Shiva and Nandi. The presence of the statue of Nandi at the gates of most temples dedicated to Shiva underpins the spiritual role of the sacred animal in Hinduism. Shiva and Parvati being the primordial gender of the world they are often portrayed together on Nandi by the artisans and artists of later periods in the past few centuries.




 



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Hindu alter with Linga shielded by Naga and guarded by two attendents while Nandi  and Ganesha are seated facing the Linga
Hindu alter with Linga shielded by Naga and guarded by two attendents while Nandi and Ganesha are seated facing the Linga
£298.00
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Shiva and Parvati riding Nandi, South East Asian bronze, H 5.8" x L 4.00" 19h century or possibly ealier
Shiva and Parvati riding Nandi, South East Asian bronze, H 5.8" x L 4.00" 19h century or possibly ealier
£330.00
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Shiva on a decorated Nandi South Indian bronze H 8.2 ca 19th century
Shiva on a decorated Nandi South Indian bronze H 8.2 ca 19th century
£495.00
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Larger bronze of Nandi from Udairpur, Rajasthan, H 5.7" x L 6.5", ca 18th century
Larger bronze of Nandi from Udairpur, Rajasthan, H 5.7" x L 6.5", ca 18th century
£550.00
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Nandi, Shivas sacred vehicle, South Indian bronze H 4.5, L 4.5 ca 17th-18th century
Nandi, Shivas sacred vehicle, South Indian bronze H 4.5, L 4.5 ca 17th-18th century
£595.00
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Kushnan gold coin of Shiva with Trident and Nandi, ca 100 AD, Kanishka I, also found in Sri Lanka, 22 mm, 7.7 grm
Kushnan gold coin of Shiva with Trident and Nandi, ca 100 AD, Kanishka I, also found in Sri Lanka, 22 mm, 7.7 grm
£1,450.00
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Nandi, the Sacred Bull and vehicle of Shiva, Lopburi Khmer bronze, 11th - 12th century
Nandi, the Sacred Bull and vehicle of Shiva, Lopburi Khmer bronze, 11th - 12th century
£2,995.00
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