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Shiva With Nandi Godhead as Meditative Bliss. The bull Nandi is Shiva in his animal form as well as the mount upon which the Great God rides. The sexually potent bull is an expression of Shiva's cosmic creative energy, yet his bestial instincts are kept reined-in. In a similar manner Shiva's yogic asceticism guarantees release from worldly delusion and suffering. Nandi (his name means giving joy) is Shiva's greatest devotee. This image evolved from a prehistoric representation (Shiva Pasupati) in which the god was a horned fertility deity; his worship was central in the ancient Mohenjo Daro civilization of the Indus valley.

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