84000 Glossary of Terms

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དགའ་བའི་དབང་ཕྱུག | Glossary of Terms


    dga’ ba’i dbang phyug


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Publications: 2
  • Nandi
  • དགའ་བའི་དབང་ཕྱུག
  • dga’ ba’i dbang phyug
  • Nandi

The bull of Śiva who serves as his vehicle.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Nandi
  • ན་ནྟི།
  • na n+ti
  • Nandi

Nandi is the bull attendant of Śiva and the guardian of Śiva’s realm in Kailāsa. He is commonly depicted at Śaiva temples as a bull positioned outside of the main gate of the temple gazing in upon Śiva’s liṅga with utter devotion.