Narthamalai shiva temple, tamil nadu 🇮🇳
importance of #nandi- the bull. "sanatan dharma” has deep philosophical symbolism. each figure or symbol that u see materialistically has a deeper philosophical symbolism.
a bull in “sanatan dharma” is a symbol of “human”. just as a bull is in-tamable, headstrong, physically capable but mentally not enlightened…..just as he is dedicated, similarly all humans depict the same nature.
please note the structure of a temple..there are various birds, animals, trees, deviz, devtaz just like this world where we are/surrounded by various forms. now observe nandi, he sits amongst all the attractions & watches only shiva. this a has a deep meaning, it represents the fact that nandi who is the symbol of humans should not be affected by the maya of forms of this universe. a human should be dedicated just like a bull & should single be minded in his devotion towards the lord. a man must realize that being aware of the divine is the only way to liberation.