Tour description : Nandi the bull, the bearer of truth, is the vehicle for the Hindu god Shiva, and hence holds a significant position in Hindu iconography and ceremony. You’ll see his idol in every Shiva shrine, but the bull is considered so sacred as to warrant his own temples too. And the biggest and most important of these temples is in Bangalore, built in 1537 by the rulers of the local Vijayanagara dynasty. Cut from a single piece of rock, the Nandi idol is 7m long. You will visit the temple during the annual Kadalekaayi Parishe festival when devotees flock here to make offerings of groundnuts to Nandi. A kind of harvest festival, prayers to Nandi are believed to aid fertility.
We will hold a sacred Nandi Bull cermoney at Brahadishwara Temple in Tanjore.
Celebrate a special ceremony
Learn about the history and architecture of Vijayanagara dynasty
Immerse yourself in the Hindu culture of South India