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Yamnua devi and Water Horse

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said, "Of all the aquatics, I am the makara". Numerous demigods and deities who are associated with water have makaras as their carriers. Varuna (Praceta), the predominating deity of the waters, rides a makara, as does Kamadeva, who sometimes rides a parrot. The Triveni devi ride sea creatures, with Yamuna on a turtle or fish, and Saraswati and Ganga Ma on makaras.

Triveni devi
Yamuna on Turtle, with Ganga and Saraswati makaras

Makaras are sometimes depicted in the form of a crocodile or alligator, as in the case of Lord Varuna's vehicle. Ganga Ma's makara is sometimes depicted with the head of an elephant and the body of a fish. In eastern astrology, the makara is often translated as a 'Water Horse', which corresponds to the western astrological sign of Capricorn, which is depicted as having the head of a goat and the body of a fish.

Ganga Ma on Makara