Banteay Srei: Banteay Srei: Nandi in front of the east gopura

Banteay Srei: Nandi in front of the east gopura at the inner enclosure of the Banteay Srei Temple in Cambodia

Nandi in front of the east gopura

Nandi, the sacred bull of Shiva
The damaged statue shown in the image is that of a bull known as Nandi, Shiva’s vahana (mount) and the gatekeeper. This statue is in front of the eastern gopura built into the inner enclosure wall of the Banteay Srei Temple, about 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The gopura depicts Shiva’s cosmic dance (Shiva Tandava Nritya).

The following are the images of two magnificently carved statues of Nandi on the courtyard of the Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple in Karnataka, India.
North Nandi Images
Nandi Shrine (North)
Front view of Nandi
Right side view of Nandi
Exquisitely carved Hooves and tail

South Nandi images
Nandi and Surya Shrine
Nandi Statue – Front view
Nandi Statue – Left side view

Related Images from Banteay Srei Temple
Eastern gopura and Entrance to the Inner Enclosure of the Banteay Srei Temple
Shiva Tandava Nritya

Related Pages
Banteay Srei, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Phnom Kulen, Tonlé Sap, Cambodia
Bali, Prambanan, Prambanan Bas-Reliefs, Borobudur, Indonesia

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