Navagunjara or Nabagunjara is a mythical creature composed of nine different animals in Hinduism. The animal is a common motif in the Pata-Chitra style of painting, of the Indian state of Odisha. It is considered an astral form of the god Vishnu, or of Krishna, who is considered an avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Gandaberunda or Bherunda is a two-headed bird in Hindu mythology which was taken by the Hindu God Vishnu, It is believed to possess immense magical strength. Vaishnava traditions hold it to be a form of Vishnu to fight Sharabha and Gandabherunda killed Sharabha.
Nature spirits associated with forests, lakes, and mountains. Yakshas are often depicted as benevolent guardians and possessors of hidden treasures.
Yali, also called Vyala, is a Hindu mythological creature, portrayed with the head and the body of a lion, the trunk and the tusks of an elephant, and sometimes bearing equine features. The creature is represented in many South Indian temples, often sculpted onto the pillars.
Pishachas are flesh-eating demons in Dharmic religions, appearing in Hindu and Buddhist mythologies. A pishacha is a malevolent being that has often been referred to as the very manifestation of evil.
Sharabha or Sarabha is an eight-legged part-lion and part-bird beast in Hindu religion, who is described as more powerful than a lion or an elephant, possessing the ability to clear a valley in one jump in Sanskrit literature.
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 of the river goddess Ganga, Narmada, and of the god of the ocean, Varuna.
A gandharva is a member of a class of celestial beings in Dharmic religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, whose males are divine performers such as musicians and singers, and the females are divine dancers.