I have been told that Yali is a fierce animal of ancient times. I have seen this in temple sculptures:
It is beyond doubt that this animal is extinct now, but my questions are as below.
- Which Hindu scriptures mention this creature Yali?
- What are the its characteristics?
- Who controls it?
EDIT: Another fascinating point is that this animal seems to be sculptured only in dravidian (in Tamil Nadu) style temples and not others.