Nandishvar Mahadev is the deity of Lord Shiva which is said to have been established by King Vajranabh, the great grandson of Lord Krishna. After the Shiva Linga was rediscovered, it was established in the courtyard of the Nand Bhavan. According to the rituals, the prasadam of Lord Krishna and Balram is first offered to Lord Shiva in the form of Nandishvar. It’s said that, after the birth of Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva desiring to have the view of the beautiful lotus face of child Krishna went to Nand Bhavan. He was dressed in his traditional animal skin and serpent round his neck. At reaching the door of Nand Bhavan he requested Yashoda Mayi that he wishes to have the view of her beautiful child. Yashoda ji after watching his unusual personality got scared and with the anticipation that her son might be frightened after seeing this horrible looking saint, she told Shiva to go away. Soon when, Lord Shiva turned around baby Krishna started crying bitterly. Being unable to console baby Krishna, Yashoda Mayi called for Lord Shiva disguised as a saint thinking that her son might be crying due to that holy saint only. On reaching in front of baby Krishna, Lord Shiva bowed and touched his head to his lotus feet and immediately Lord Krishna stopped crying. Yashoda ji was amazed to see this and asked the saint for any other service. Lord Shiva told her that he needs the prasadam of baby Krishna. Yashoda Mayi happily offered him the leftover prasadam from the bowl of Krishna and Balram and since then the prasadam of Lord Krishna and Balram is first offered to Lord Nandishvar Mahadev.