Alebrijes Mythical Creatures
Take a deep dive into the magical fanfire of Hindu mythological creatures in the art style of the colourful and extravagant Mexican alebrijes.
This series is a beautiful fusion of the two flamboyant cultures that not only have had a distinct imprint of the food and cuisines of the rest of the world but also created a significant impact in the realm of art and creativity.
Airavata is a mythological creature depicted as a divine white elephant with multiple heads. It is the mount of Lord Indra in Hindu mythology and symbolizes strength and abundance. In Buddhist traditions, Airavata is associated with Indra and represents divine authority. Its image is widely depicted in art and cultural expressions of South and Southeast Asia.
Ucchaihshravas is a celestial horse in Hindu mythology. Born during the cosmic churning of the ocean, it is associated with Lord Indra and is depicted as a white horse with seven heads. Ucchaihshravas symbolizes power, good fortune, and divine blessings.
Makara is a mythical sea creature in Hinduism. It is depicted as a hybrid of animals, typically with a crocodile or dolphin body and an elephant or deer head. Makara is associated with gods and goddesses, symbolizing fertility and the life-giving power of water. It is often seen as the vehicle of Ganga, Varuna, and Lakshmi, and is depicted in Hindu art and architecture as a protective symbol.
Gandaberunda is a two-headed bird creature in Hindu mythology, symbolizing wisdom, courage, and strength. It is associated with Lord Vishnu and is known for its ability to devour snakes. The Gandaberunda is a guardian figure and is depicted with its wings spread out. It is the official emblem of the Government of Karnataka, India.
Yali is a mythical creature in Hinduism, depicted as a powerful composite figure with features of a lion, elephant, and sometimes wings or multiple heads. It serves as a symbol of protection and strength, often found guarding entrances of temples and important structures in South India.
Navagunjara is a mythical creature from Hindu mythology associated with Odisha, India. It combines nine animals in its form, including a rooster's head, peacock's neck, bull's hump, lion's body, serpent's waist, fish's tail, elephant's legs, Garuda's wings, and tiger's claws. Navagunjara represents the diverse aspects of nature and is considered a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, symbolizing the interconnectedness and beauty of all life forms.