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Animals: Mounts, Companions and Co-adventurers
Animals, both real and mythological, play a huge role in both Hindu and Buddhist stories. In the Hindu holistic conception of the universe, there is no essential difference between humans, animals and plants. Buddhism likewise is concerned with the welfare of all sentient beings. Nandi, the sacred mount of Shiva, Hanuman,the faithful monkey servant, nagas, dragons, elephants, even shrews have their part to play in the great cosmic stories.