About Nandi

About Nandi

Once Sage Shilad did a tremendous penance to please lord Shiv with an aspiration to have a son. Lord Shiva appeared before him and asked him to demand any boon he wished. Sage Shilad expressed his desire of having a son who is not born from a physical body and who is proficient in all the scriptural knowledge. Lord Shiva blessed him by saying - "So be it". Sage Shilad then returned to his hermitage and performed a Yagya. From the Yagya Kund appeared a child who possessed four arms and three eyes. Sage Shilad was very pleased to see that child. The birth of the child was celebrated with great fanfare. Lord Shiv and Paarvatee arrived to bless the child. The child was named Nandee as his birth had given immense joy (Aanand) to sage Shilad.