Yazhi Mask

  • Description

    Yali/Yāḷi is words derived from Tamil known as Vyala or Vidala in Sanskrit is a mythical creature seen in many South Indian 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.