Hindu - Shiva as the sacred bull. Nandi personified. Shiva, as Nandisha, once assumed the guise of a dwarf with a monkeylike face. He met the demon Ravana who picked up a mountain to throw it at the dwarf. The latter merely touched it with his toe and crushed Ravana's hands. Also called Nandisha, Nandisa, Nandisa, Nandi, Nandi, Mamdi, Nandin, 'happy' or Nandis(h)a.

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