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A timingala is a huge aquatic creature that can swallow whales in one bite.
Aru Shah and Mini get swallowed by a timingala while traveling through the Kingdom of Death. Remembering Pixar's Finding Nemo, Mini tried to touch to uvula to make the mythological creature upchuck, but it didn't work. The girls began to panic Vajra and the danda stick, the gifts given from the spiritual fathers, Indra and Dharma Raja, turn into their true forms. Upon rereading a sign inside, Aru conclude that the celestial weapons activated when they needed them the most, which was when the Pandava sisters tried to save each other. The timingala spat the two out near Chitrigupta's Archives and they continue their quest.
Inside the timingala's mouth was pale teeth dripping down from the ceiling, they were jagged and sharp, and crowded so tightly. The inside smell was absolutely horrible, worse than when someone leaves groceries to rot in a car. The tongue was springy, like a mattress, it had a slender fish spine and its color was cherry red so deep that it glinted black. The walls were a wet shade of pink, every now and again a gust of hot wind brought the stench of rotting fish.
- The creature can also be spelt timingila or timingilam.
• In Tamil language, timingala literally means 'whale'