#ifoundawesome :: Vyala

Sunday, February 05, 2017

#yaali or #vyala is a composite being that has the body of a lion and features of other animals such as elephants, crocodiles, snakes, and horses. The yaali embodies the characteristics of each of these animals – The yaali is usually represented as a ferocious. These are usually found on pillars of temples. This particular yaali would have either been a bracket figure or a processional figure, alongside the utsavamurti of the deity.

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