Dilwara Jain temples in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (by olderock1).
Yali (replica) - in the garden of Leela Palace Yali is a mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples often sculpted on pillars. They became prominent in south Indian sculpture in the 16th century and may be portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse, and in similar shapes. It has been sometimes described as a leogryph (part lion and part griffin), with some bird-like features
Pillars at the Vittala Temple depicting riders on the Yali, a mythical beast with head of a lion, tusks of an elephant and tail of a serpent. The Yali...
The Ranga Mandapa, the main hall in the Virupaksha Temple, features some quite stunning carvings of Yali (mythical lions) rearing from its pillars.
Yali pillars under the Someshwara temple gopura (tower), Magadi in Ramanagara district, Karnataka, BHARAT (India)
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Yali (யாளி) It has been widely used in south indian temples pillars. Part of lion and elephant as a body and head. Some say its not only made up of 2 or 3 animals, its also made up of million parts. source (brandonkhatefest) Few or like Lion Elephant Human Dog Rat Goat Type of Yali 1. சிம்ம யாளி (Simma Yali) - Lion Yali 2. மகர யாளி (Magara Yali) - Goat Yali 3. யானை யாளி (Yannai Yali) - Elephant Yali
Yaali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yali_(Hindu_mythology)) with rider- stone sculpture from 500 yr old Jalakanteeswarar Temple, Vellore