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  1. Makara

    Makara (Sanskrit: मकर, romanized: Makara) is a legendary sea-creature in Hindu mythology. In Hindu astrology, Makara is equivalent to the Zodiac sign Capricorn. Makara appears as the vahana (vehicle) of the river goddess Ganga, Narmada, and of the god of the ocean, Varuna. Makara are considered guardians of gateways and thresholds, protecting throne rooms as well as entryways to temples; it is the most commonly recurring creature in Hindu and Buddhist temple iconography, and also frequently appears as a gargoyle or as a spout attached to a natural spring. Makara-shaped earrings called Makarakundalas are sometimes worn by Hindu deities, for example Shiva, Vishnu, Surya, and Chandi. 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".


  1. Makara

    Makara is a sea-creature in Hindu mythology. It is generally depicted as half terrestrial animal and in hind part as aquatic animal, in the tail part, as a fish tail or also as seal. Sometimes, even a peacock tail is depicted. Makara is the vahana of the Ganga - the goddess of river Ganges and the sea god Varuna. It is also the insignia of the love god Kamadeva. Kamadeva is also known as Makaradhvaja. Makara is the astrological sign of Capricorn, one of the twelve symbols of the Zodiac. It is often portrayed protecting entryways to Hindu and Buddhist temples. Makara symbolized in ornaments are also in popular use as wedding gifts for bridal decoration. The Hindu Preserver-god Vishnu is also shown wearing makara-shaped earrings called Makarakundalas. The Sun god Surya and the Mother Goddess Chandi are also sometimes described as being adorned with Makarakundalas.


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  1. makaranoun

    Arabic or Islamic Lying, deceit, etc.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Makara is ranked #35057 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Makara surname appeared 643 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Makara.

    91.9% or 591 total occurrences were White.
    4.2% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
    1.2% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of makara in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of makara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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