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The makara is a symbolic cohesion of the elements of the two creatures which possessed special qualities. The makara exhibited here is in the form of an elephant and a fish, the symbols of powerful animals, both on land and sea which is carved from a large boulder.  In the olden days, the makara (usually in pairs) were used as decorations located at the main entrance of a building, such as a candi. This makara was found at Kampung Sungai Mas, Kuala Muda, believed to be from the 7th Century A.D.