12 Biggest Monolithic Nandi Statues in India

Nandi is the name for the bull and Vahana of the great god Lord Shiva and the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvati. The Largest monolithic nandi statues in India are located in the temple of Lord Shiva some of the biggest Nandi statues are Brihadeeswara Temple nandi,Lepakshi Temple Nandi,Nandi at Chamundi Hills in south India and Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara temple,Ramappa temple nandi,Vadakkunnathan Temple,Shanthaleswara Temple and Doddabasaveshvara temple.

Top 10 Largest Statue of Nandi Bull in South India

Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh


The Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple of Kurnool is a village located east of the Nallamala Hills. Temple is famous for its fresh water pools, called Kalyani and home to Worlds biggest Nandi statue. The Mahanandi is 15 ft by 27ft in dimension. Within 15 km of Mahanandi, there are nine Nandi shrines known as Nava Nandis. Image source: bestyatraplaces.blogspot

Lepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh


The spectacular Nandi is one of the biggest monolithic Nandi in India, located almost a mile before the main temple and faces the shivalinga shielded by a huge serpent. Lepakshi Nandi is the main attractions in Lepakshi, the huge Nandi bull made of a single granite stone with 4.5m high and 8.23m long. Image source: panoramio

Chamundi Hills, Karnataka

Nandi Bull
Chamundeshwari Temple nandi is situated halfway to the summit the vahana of Lord Shiva is 4.9m tall and 7.6m long and carved out of a single piece of black granite. The monolithic statue of Nandi at Chamundi Hills is a major tourist attraction of Mysore along with Mysore Palace and Karanji Lake.

Brahadishwara Temple, Tamil Nadu

The Big Temple or Brihadeeswarar Temple nandi is a big statue of sacred Nandi bull carved out of a single rock, at the entrance measuring about 16 feet long and 13 feet high. Nandi,Lord Shiva’s sacred bull mount is weighing about 20 tonnes made of a single stone.

Bhanjanagar Temple, Odisha

The Bhanjanagar town contains several temples, mosques and churches but major attraction is seventh tallest Shiva statue of India and is situated at Baleswar hills besides the famous Bhanjanagar water reservoir and a 15 ft tall statue of Nandi bull facing lord Shiva.

Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, Tamil Nadu


Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple is located in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu,great temple of Siva at this place is next only to the Brihadisvara temple. The Gangaikondaan temple nandi is an architectural and engineering marvel, situated in the east facing the main shrine. Image source: thehindu

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu


The most famous Hoysaleswara temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva and well known for its sculptures of the god Ganesha. Nandi the bull or an attendant of Shiva also has similar beautiful stone carved sculptures. Image source: thinkingparticle

Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka

The Virupaksha Temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nandi faces the Virupaksha Temple shrine of lord Shiva, situated to the east of the temple.

Big Bull Temple, Karnataka


Sri Big Bull Temple is located inside the Dodda Ganeshana Gudi complex Bangalore, Bull Temple is a famous shrine that is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s mount. Nandi statue of Big Bull Temple is one of the biggest Nandi idols in the world.

Yaganti Maheswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh


Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple or simply Yaganti temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh and Nandi idol is known as the Growing Nandi. The Nandi idol in front of the temple is continuously increasing its size,As per Archaeological Survey of India the rock grows at the rate of 1 inch per 20 years.

Dhyanalinga Nandi Statue


Dhyanalinga Nandi Statue is located inside Yogic temple of Coimbatore. Dhyanalinga also has 112-foot tall Adiyogi Shiva statue of Lord Shiva and tourist attractions of Coimbatore.

Nandi Temple Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh


Nandi Temple of Khajuraho is dedicated to Nandi, the bull which serves as the mount of Lord Shiva. The stone images of a seated Nandi facing God Shiva is located opposite to one of Shiva Temple called Vishvanath Temple.

Rameshwaram Temple, Tamil Nadu

Ramanathaswamy Temple is believed to be the temple where Lord Rama prayed to Shiva before he went to Lanka. Temple has a colossal Nandi statue of 12 feet by 9 feet inside the complex. Other big bull or Nandi statues in India are located at Jhadeswar Baba Temple,Hanuman Vatika Nandi,Chatikona Temple nandi,Kedareshwara Temple Balligavi and Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. Few more tallest and largest statue of god Nandi are Brihat Nandi at Aimury Sree Mahadeva and kotilingeshwara Temple Nandi Statue.

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  • swathi says:

    the karnataka nandi statue is located in kurugodu town called kurugodu doddabasaweswara which is around 12ft.and it faces to virupakasha temple in hampi.

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