Nandi Bull holds an important place in Hindu religion and traditions. Nandi is the vehicle of the Lord Shiva. In Hindu mythology, Nandi is known as the bearer of truth and righteousness. It is believed that the puja of God Shiva is incomplete if the Nandi is not worshiped along with him.
Nandi reflects strength, bearing capacity and virility. Nandi is one of the most famous and well-known characters in Hindu Mythology. According to Hindu mythology Nandi the bull is vehicle of Lord Shiva.
Do you want to know What is the story of Nandi the bull? Then read this post because today we will tell you about Nandi Bull facts and the significance it holds in Hindu religion and traditions.
Story behind Lord Shiva’s vehicle Nandi, The Bull
The mother of all cows (Surabhi) started giving birth to many cows who started flooding Kailash with milk. Shiva became very furious at this and used his third eye to destroy many of them.
All Gods then sought to offer Nandi (the son of Surabhi & Kasyapa) the magnificent bull to Lord Shiva.
Do you know why Lord Shiva has blue throat?
During Samudra Manthan, the ocean of the milk was being churned by the devas and asuras order to obtain ‘Amrit’. A poisonous substance known as ‘Halahala’ came from the seas and started to killing both Gods and Demon
All ran to God Brahma who then requested Lord Shiva to help. Shiva consumed the poison to save the world. Immediately goddess Parvati stopped the poison in his throat, making his throat blue. Since then, he is known as ‘Viskantha’ and ‘Neelkantha’.
Things You Should Never Offer to Lord Shiva Or A Shivling
* Tulsi (Basil)
* Ketaki Flowers
* Coconut Water
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