Talk:Makara (Hindu mythology)

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Makara (Hindu mythology)[edit]

I have been expanding the article Makara (Hindu mythology) and notice that it is included in {{WikiProject Paranormal} and {{WikiProject Cryptozoology}. I believe these categories are entirely inappropriate for this article and propose to remove them. Does this group object to this? Unless I recieve strong arguments supporting Makara as Cryptozoology and Paranormal I will remove those templates from Talk:Makara_(Hindu_mythology). Thanks for considering this.-Marcus334 (talk) 06:03, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

You are right. Removed. --Redtigerxyz Talk 06:39, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Thank You.-Marcus334 (talk) 16:32, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

There is a part where Varuna is mentioned as the deva of winds. As Varuna is identified with seas and water, and Vayu is the wind god, I think someone miswrote that and I want to correct it. Anyone opposes? Thank you!--TangoVirtud (talk) 10:34, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

This article title needs to be changed[edit]

This article now includes not only the Hindu mythology but also the Sinhala mythology. Therefore the main heading should be just "Makara" and then the first part has to be titled as "Hindu mythology". Then the second part now appears under the title "Makara (Sinhala Mythology)" should be changed as "Sinhala mythology". Chan-anand 20:16, 29 September 2016 (UTC)


"Makara is also the insignia of the love god Kamadeva, who has no dedicated temples and is also known as Makaradhvaja, 'one whose flag depicts a makara'."

The article on Kamadeva makes no mention of any of this, and contains a correction of the claim that Kamadeva has no dedicated temples. -- (talk) 19:23, 17 January 2017 (UTC)


Some of the English is a bit peculiar, but this paragraph is impenetrable in parts: "The temples of ancient Java is notable with the application of kala-makara as both decorative and symbolic elements of temple architecture. Kala is the giant head, often took place on the top of the entrance with makaras projected on either sides of kala's head flanking the portal or projecting on top corner as antefixes. Kala-makara theme also can be found on stairs railings on either sides. On upper part of stairs, the mouth of kala's head projecting makara downward. The intricate stone carving of twin makaras flanking the lower level of stairs with its bodies forming the stair's railings. These types of stairs decorations can be observed in Borobudur and Prambanan temples. Makara's trunks are often describes as handling gold ornaments or spouting jewels, while in its mouth often projected Gana dwarf figures or animals such as lions or parrots." -- (talk) 15:46, 17 February 2017 (UTC)