The beautiful lamp (deepak) featuring Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva, one of the Trinity, is given a detail and refined treatment by the sculptor. Nandi is considered one of the most auspicious symbols in Hinduism and the figure is worshipped with reverence. The figure has some symbolic value. Nandi represents both power and ignorance. Lord Shiva's use of the bull as his vehicle expresses the idea that He removes ignorance and bequeaths power of wisdom on His followers.