Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Bholenath, he is also called the gatekeeper of Lord Bholenath. It is believed that if you want to get the blessings of Lord Shiva, then you must first please his Nandi. Today we are going to tell you about the idols of Nandi, the ride of Lord Shiva, which is counted among the most idols of India. If you are thinking of visiting the Shiva temple, then first know about the temples where the biggest idol of Nandi is installed.
Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh – Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh
Mahanandeshwara Swamy Temple in Kurnool is a village situated in the east of Nallamala Hills. The temple is famous for its fresh water pool, called Kalyani and is home to the largest Nandi statue in the world. Mahanadi Dimension is 15 ft by 27 ft. Around Mahanadi, there are nine more Nandi temples known as Nav Nandi.
Lepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh – Lepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh
India’s most beautiful Nandi is located in the Lepakshi temple, which is set about a mile before the main temple, in front of which is a huge serpent statue. The Nandi present in the Lepakshi temple is a main attraction, the huge Nandi bull 4.5 meters high and 8.23 meters long made of granite stone.
Chamundi Hills, Karnataka – Chamundi Hills, Karnataka
The idol of Nandi has been installed on the way in Chamundeshwari temple. Lord Shiva’s ride is 4.9 meters high and 7.6 meters long, made of black granite. The monolithic statue of Nandi in the Chamundi hills is a major tourist attraction of Mysore along with the Mysore Palace and Karanji Lake.
Brihadishwara Temple, Tamil Nadu – Brihadishwara Temple, Tamil Nadu
The Bada Mandir or Brihadeshwara Mandir has a large Nandi bull statue carved out of a single rock. An idol about 16 feet long and 13 feet high is installed at the entrance. Mount Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, weighs about 20 tonnes.
Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, Tamil Nadu – Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, Tamil Nadu
Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple is located in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, at this place a temple of Shiva is present next to the Brihadeeswara temple. Seeing Nandi situated in Gangaikondan temple, you will not get tired of admiring the architectural and engineer’s work.
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