'Yali' the Temple Guardian - Brass Wall Hanging

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The beautiful brass figure of Yali is given a spectacular treatment. The figure is full of sculptural designs and it may be used as wall hanging for decoration. Yali is a mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples as its guardian. Yalis are also known as Vyalam or Sarabham, in Sanskrit. They are normally sculpted on the pillars of Hindu temples. A mythical lion, Yali has been widely used in south Indian sculpture. Description and references to Yalis is very old, but its depiction in the south Indian sculpture became prominent from the 16th century. Yalis are believed to be more powerful than the lion or the elephant. Yali has a catlike graceful body, but the head of a lion with tusks of an elephant (gaja) and tail of a serpent. Figures of this creature are often come across at the entrance walls of the temples. It is believed that the mythical figure protects and guards the temples.Normally, Yalis are positioned on both sides of an entrance.

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The beautiful brass figure of Yali is given a spectacular treatment. The figure is full of sculptural designs and it may be used as wall hanging for decoration. Yali is a mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples as its guardian. Yalis are also known as Vyalam or Sarabham, in Sanskrit. They are normally sculpted on the pillars of Hindu temples. A mythical lion, Yali has been widely used in south Indian sculpture. Description and references to Yalis is very old, but its depiction in the south Indian sculpture became prominent from the 16th century. Yalis are believed to be more powerful than the lion or the elephant. Yali has a catlike graceful body, but the head of a lion with tusks of an elephant (gaja) and tail of a serpent. Figures of this creature are often come across at the entrance walls of the temples. It is believed that the mythical figure protects and guards the temples.Normally, Yalis are positioned on both sides of an entrance.

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