(Last Updated on : 16/09/2009)
Makara is a mythological character and was vahana (vehicle) of Ganga
and Varuna. Makara is believed to be a huge aquatic monster, either a crocodile or a shark.
Makara is also depicted as a zodiac sign, the Capricorn
. Makara is portrayed as a fish body with an elephant's head.
Makara is also assigned as the pennant of the god of love. Varuna, the god of the sea, rides upon it through the waves, showing it to have been a fish of some sort. It is now the name of a shark in many parts of India.
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