Thursday, December 10, 2015

Nandi bull


Begging with a 'Nandi' bull in Bandra east. The Nandi bull being the vehicle of Lord Shiva can apparently predict the future which it does by nodding its head to say yes or shaking its head to say no in reply to the questions posed by its handler. Another dying tradition.

14 comments:

  1. A very interesting post and great pic as always!! I do enjoy learning more about the culture in your country, have always been interested!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. That's something I don't see around here!

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  3. In Kannada, referred to as Basava. Rare sight in Mangalore as well.

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  4. Oh i did not know about asking question. I see this a lot in Bengaluru and wonder who is giving them money and how they make money and now i got the answer.

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  5. what an interesting story the lovely photo carries...

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  6. Good shot. Seeing it after a long time :)

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  7. I didn't know that about the bull. I suppose it's more effective to beg if you have a bull. Fascinating shot!

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  8. This is the first time I am coming across this tradition. Thanks for the post :)

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  9. oh wow! THis brought back memories of one of the Pune 'peths' where I grew up :) I still remember how that drum of his sounds!

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  10. I love to learn something new everyday Deepak, merci beaucoup.

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