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Taken 4-Dec-13
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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Dravidianarchitecture, Hampi, Hinduicons, Icons, Krishnadevaraya, Vijayanagaraempire, Vitthalatemple
Photo Info

Dimensions1019 x 1511
Original file size1.32 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken4-Dec-13 16:24
Date modified30-Apr-14 08:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length40 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/350 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Vitthala temple Complex - Icons.

Vitthala temple Complex - Icons.

Yali is a mythical animal which has the body of a lion but with a trunk of an elephant. In this form Yali is the vehicle or Vahana of Navagraha Budh or Mercury. As per Vaishnava tradition, Yali is a combination of elephant, lion and snake. It has the head and body of lion but with an elephant trunk and has the tail of a serpent. Yali sculptures are widely used on the walls and pillars of South Indian temples.
Mythical animal or monster Yali can be found in Hindu temples as a ancient art. It has been widely used in South Indian temples pillars. Part of lion and elephant as a body and head. These types of ancient mythical animals can be found in various parts of the world and religions.

There are many types of Yali:

Simha Yali or Lion Yali where the creature has the face of a Lion.

Makara Yali or Goat Yali where the creature has the face of a Goat and

Gaja Yali or Elephant Yali where the Yali has the head of an elephant.

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Shankar Adisesh