Real, Imaginary, and Holy Animals from India

First Online: August 15, 1997
Last updated : January 01, 2015

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Animals of Indian Mythology
Ancient Indians had recognized the animals' right to co-exist with man and therefore they were loved, nurtured and even worshipped
Red Ants and The Tribal Boy
The shores of Bhagirati river not only provide exotic views, but also education on human nature, the life of insects, and their co-existence
Sports Vehicles from Heaven
Hindu deities and their favorite vehicles in an amusing exhibition.
Birds of Ranganatittu
Kamat on the birds congregating at this southern Bird Sanctuary
Donkey Days - Donkeys on the streets of India Indian Elephants
Section on the elephants of India explores their use in temples, as work-force, and their role in Indian society; includes a FAQ and a number of pictures.
The Crawling Royals
They are feared, charmed, and worshiped; online exhibition on The Snakes in Indian Society
Wild and Dangerous
Tigers, Lions and other predators of Indian jungle. Includes pictures of a white tiger, and an article on the now extinct Indian Cheetah

Kamat's Potpourri Timeless Theater Animals

Research Database

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    Kamat's Animals
    Kamat's Animals

    The Lone TuskerA Crocodile in Kaveri RiverFantastic Animal Navagunjara Animal Life Depicted in Period ArtPet or tool?
    Lord Krishna rides Garuda, the king of birdsElephants With WingsBengal Tiger in Mysore ZooUse of Elephants and Horses in the ArmyThe majestic roar of the lion
    Baya weaver bird (Ploceus phillipinus), RanganatittuPainted stork, Mycteria LeucicephalaA Painted Stork near Ranganatittu in KarnatakaThe Sacred Cow Kamadhenu -- the fulfiller of desiresRhinoceros, Mysore Zoo
    Born FreeA Frog in the Well (Rana tigrina)The CoexistenceAn Elephant Goes to WorkUnderwater Life depicted in a Tumkur Painting
    The Mahut and his PetSumati the GorillaThe Cock FightRhinoceros in Mysore Zoo