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NANDI. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] The bull of Siva. The Vayu Purana makes him the son of Kasyapa and Surabhi. His image, of a milky white colour, is always conspicuous before the temples of Siva. He is the chamberlain of Siva, chief of his person attendants (ganas), and carries a staff of office. He is guardian of all quadrupeds. He is also called Salankayana, and he had the appellations of Nadideha and Tandavatalika, because he accompanies with music the tandava dance of his master.


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