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In Aboriginal mythology, the Makara are the seven sisters who eventually became the Pleiades.

In Hinduism, Makara is a sea monster and Varuna's mount. In Hindu calendar Makara refers to the Zodiacal sign of Capricorn.

In geography, Makara refers to a small fishing village on the coast of the Tasman Sea west of Wellington, New Zealand.

In old Greek Makara means "blessed." As Many East European people accepted Chritianity from Greeks so many of these peoples have Makara in the root of their last names: Makarov (Russians), Makarenko (Ukrainians), Makarios (Greeks)...