The monolithic Nandi bull at  Hoysaleswara Temple Halebidu

The monolithic Nandi bull at Hoysaleswara Temple Halebidu

The monolithic Nandi bulls. Nandi, the great bull which is Shiva’s vehicle, is an essential part of a Shaiva temple. The Nandi is a vast monolith and measures about twenty feet from the nose to the tail. It is about eleven feet from the hump to the pedestal.Check out the level of intricate details that have been carved on the Bull. To imagine that they worked on a single rock and polished it to this level, simply amazing.  It's sad to see miscreants displaying their artistic skills on the Nandi. It has been cordoned off for good reasons, to prevent miscreants from damaging the Nandi any further.

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