Original Nandhi of Tanjore big temple
The nandhi is said to be the gate keeper of Lord Shiva in the Shivan temples in India. All the Shivan temples contain the gate keeper Nandhi in front of the Idol of Lord Shiva. There are some secrets to be known about the famous Otrai Kal Nandhi in Tanjore Big temple. This resource will discuss about the secrets about the so called famous Otrai Kal Nandhi in Tanjore big temple. The Nandhi that is present in front of the Lord Shiva Idol in Tanjore big temple is not the original Nandhi. This resource will reveal some secrets about the Original Otrai Kal Nandhi in Tanjore big temple.
Most of the people think that the nandhi present in the Tanjore big temple is considered to be the original Nandhi that was placed by Raja Raja Chola. But this is not the true fact. The Original Nandhi of the Tanjore big temple was removed and this particular Nandhi was placed. This change was made and implemented in the recent years. The Original Nandhi that was placed by the great king Raja Raja Chola during the time of construction was removed from the place because of various reasons and the New Nandhi that is present now in the temple was placed. Not only this change but many other changes were also implemented in the Tanjore big temple recently.
Where is the Original Nandhi in Tanjore big temple?
The Tanjore Big temple Nandhi was made of a single stone and was also called as the Otrai Kal Nandhi. There was also belief that the Nandhi of Tanjore big temple used to grow. Some people also believe that the growth of the Nandhi in the Tanjore big temple was also observed. And to control the growth of the Otrai Kal Nandhi there will be one nail hammered in the bottom of the legs of the Nandhi. But later the Original Nandhi was removed from the spot and it was placed in the side. The Original Nandhi of the Tanjore big temple was placed to the left side of the temple.
The picture that is here is the original nandhi of the Tanjore big temple that is still inside the temple. Because of many necessity there were also many other changes that were implemented in the Tanjore big temple. The original nandhi in Tanjore big temple was not treated properly so that there were also some damage that occurred to the original nandhi of the Tanjore big temple and the Nandhi in Tanjore big temple was taken from there and New Nandhi was implemented. The Nandhi that was taken was kept aside to the left part of the temple.
Story behind the Nandhi construction
There was one Sirpi in the Raja Raja Chola Empire who used to craft all the idols of the temples and he used to shape all the rocks in the temple construction by the Raja Raja Chola. The construction of the Otrai Kal Nandhi in Tanjore big temple took many years for the construction part. Moreover the tool that was used by the sirpi for the construction and the shaping of the rocks was just a normal tool and with that tool only he brought the perfection to the rocks and made beautiful design to the rocks.
The first image that is present above in this resource represents the Nandhi that is present now in the Tanjore big temple. The original Nandhi of the Tanjore big temple is kept aside to the left side of the temple and the image of the original Nandhi is provided next in this resource.
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