11" Wide Brass Yali Face Temple Gaurdian Metal Decorative Wall Hanging Protect Evil’s Eye Buy

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History    :Yali also known as Vyala or Vidala in Sanskrit) is a mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples, often sculpted onto the pillars. It may be portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse, and in similar shapes. Also, it has been sometimes described as a leogryph (part lion and part griffin)with some bird-like features.

Yali is a motif in Indian art and it has been widely used in south Indian sculpture.Descriptions of and references to yalis are very old, but they became prominent in south Indian sculpture in the 16th century. Yalis are believed to be more powerful than the lion/Tiger or the elephant.

 


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