The Sacred Bull | Dhokra
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The chariot of Lord Shiva!
Embrace purity with this Dhokra crafted Nandi - exquisite craftsmanship from Bastar artisans. The seated form with a semi-folded tail of the familiar sacred bull adds a dramatic element to this piece. Keep it close to you for good luck and justice.
Material: Dhokra Bell metal art
Dimension: 7.5 x 3.5 x 5.2 inch
Weight: 872 gms
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Nandi is the most visible deity in any Shiva Temple around the world. This sacred bull of Shiva also happens to be a deity of reverence and worship among the Bastar craftsmen. Nandi’s status as the sacred bull dates back to the Indus Valley civilization when many sacred bull seals were found in Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. A common legend associated with Nandi is that he was the son of saint Shilada who underwent severe penance to receive a son. He received Nandi as his son after he performed a holy Yajna (a ritual). Nandi became an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and had to perform severe penance to earn the status of the Lord’s gatekeeper. Nandi learned Agamic and Tantric wisdom from goddess Parvati and sent his eight disciples around the world to preach about Lord Shiva. Nandi developed a zoo-anthropomorphic form - a quality that explains his bull form. Nandi is a symbol of purity and justice.