Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"
Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"

Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"

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Origin: Cambodia

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  • Antique Khmer Style Stone Sanskrit Stele with Nandi - 65cm / 26"

    Measures - (Height) 65cm/26"

    An antique Khmer style stone Sanskrit Stele depicting Nandi. A charming image of a recumbent Nandi on a lotus flower on the Stele surmounts a Sanskrit inscription.

    In the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology, few figures carry the depth of symbolism and spiritual significance as Nandi, the divine bull. As the sacred mount of Lord Shiva, Nandi occupies a revered place in Hindu culture and philosophy.

    Nandi's most prominent role is that of the vahana, or vehicle, of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. In this capacity, Nandi is not just a physical mount but a symbol of unwavering devotion and loyalty. The inseparable bond between Lord Shiva and Nandi signifies the importance of humility, obedience, and dedication on the spiritual path.

    Depicted as a powerful and muscular bull, Nandi embodies strength and virility. The bull is a symbol of fertility and abundance in Hindu culture, representing the life-sustaining forces of nature. Nandi's robust form serves as a reminder of the inherent power within all living beings and the vital energy that sustains the universe.

    In conclusion, Nandi is far more than a mythical creature or a decorative element in Hindu iconography. As the loyal steed of Lord Shiva, Nandi symbolizes profound spiritual truths, embodying qualities of devotion, strength, and discipline.

    Whether gracing the entrance of a temple or adorning the altar in a devotee's home, the significance of Nandi extends beyond religious boundaries, touching the hearts and minds of those who seek inspiration on their spiritual journey.

    The divine presence of Nandi serves as a timeless reminder of the enduring values that enrich the human experience.

    The Stele is similar in style to Catalog Item 1760 at the National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Loose mounted to a wood base (later).

    Provenance: Ex- private Edinburgh, UK Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.

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