The Makara travelled the world.

Jewels. Temples. Even weaponry.

Ear ornament with makara motif. 10th Century. Indonesia. Java. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This primer ends with a makara motif

Makara in literature

Lakshmi in her Makaralayam.

Makara as Pralaya.

Makara from China. Wikimedia Commons.

Water is the Source of Life.

The makara travels everywhere.  Although in real life the makara is rooted in India.