In Hindu Mythology, Navagunjara is a creature composed of 9 different animals. It is considered an avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. Navagunjara has the head of a rooster, and stands on three feet, those of an elephant, tiger and deer or horse; the fourth limb is a raised human arm carrying a lotus or a wheel. The beast has the neck of a peacock, the back or hump of a bull and the waist of a lion; the tail is a serpent. This picture has been carved by hand on a palm leaf.