One morning, some three decades
ago, a real
bull entered the store and went straight to the Shiva idol, licked it and then
laid down at the foot of the idol, where it stayed for half a day.
The next day, the bull returned and stayed put until the lights went out at 9 pm.
Since then, the bull visits the shop every day, so the baffled shop owner soon
started to call his bovine visitor
Nandi Baba, i.e.
‘Daddy Nandi’ or ‘Father Joy’.