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People whisper their wishes, prayers, and desires in the ear of the Nandi bull in the Shiv temple. This is because Nandi is considered to be the gatekeeper of Lord Shiva and his vahana (vehicle). It is believed that Nandi will convey the wishes of the devotees to Lord Shiva.

The specific wishes that people whisper in Nandi’s ear vary, but they often include things like good health, wealth, happiness, success, and the fulfillment of their desires. Some people may also whisper prayers for their loved ones or for the well-being of the world.

There is no one right way to whisper in Nandi’s ear. Some people simply say their wishes out loud, while others may choose to chant a mantra or prayer. It is also common to touch the feet of Nandi before whispering in his ear.

The belief in the power of Nandi to grant wishes is based on a Hindu myth. In the myth, Nandi was sitting in meditation with Lord Shiva and Parvati when Jalandhar, an enemy of the gods, abducted Parvati. The gods were unable to wake Lord Shiva from his meditation, so they asked Ganesha to help. Ganesha went to Nandi and whispered in his ear about Jalandhar’s abduction. Nandi then woke Lord Shiva and told him what had happened. Lord Shiva was furious and went to defeat Jalandhar.

This myth is why it is believed that Nandi can hear the wishes of the devotees and convey them to Lord Shiva. It is also why people whisper their wishes in Nandi’s ear, hoping that he will grant them.

Here are some tips for whispering in Nandi’s ear:

  • Be respectful and sincere.
  • Speak clearly and distinctly.
  • Believe in the power of your wish.
  • If you are not sure what to say, simply say “Om Namah Shivaya”.
    Remember, the most important thing is to have faith that your wish will be granted.
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