makara

noun
ma·​ka·​ra | \ ˈməkərə \
plural -s

Definition of makara

: a water monster of Hindu religious myth that is represented in religious art as having the body of a crocodile and head of an antelope and as being the steed of Varuna and the emblem of Kamadeva

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“Makara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/makara. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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