makara m. a kind of sea-monster (sometimes confounded with the crocodile , shark , dolphin &c. regarded as the emblem of Kama-deva [cf. {mokara-ketana} &c. below] or as a symbol of the 9th Arhat of the present Avasarpini represented as an ornament on gates or on head-dresses) VS. &c. &c. a partic. species of insect or other small animal Susr. N. of the 10th sign of the zodiac (Capricornus) Suryas. Var. &c. the 10th arc of 30 degrees in any circle L. an army of troops in the form of a Makara Mn. vii , 187 an ear-ring shaped like Makara BhP. (cf.{makara-kuNDala}) ; the hands folded in the form of a Makara Cat. one of the 9 treasures of Kubera L. one of the 8 magical treasures called Padmini MarkP. a partic. magical spell recited over weapons R. N. of a mountain BhP. {I}) f. the female of the sea-monster Makara Pancat. N. of a river MBh.