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The following article/section is from the Pandava Quintet continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

A timingala is a huge aquatic creature that can swallow whales in one bite.

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Pandava Quartet

Aru Shah and the End of Time

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'

Pandava Quintet
Books: Aru Shah and the End of Time | Aru Shah and the Song of Death | Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes | Aru Shah and the City of Gold | Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality
Main Characters: Aru Shah | Mini | Brynne Rao | Nikita | Sheela | Kara | Aiden Acharya | Sleeper | Meenakshi | Takshaka | Rudy
Council of Guardians: Boo | Urvashi | Hanuman | Jambavan | Uloopi | Kubera | Surasa
Secondary Characters: Krithika P. Shah | Palace of Illusions | Durvasa | Navdeep | Hira | Opal | Ravana
Minor Characters: Pandavas | Arielle Reddy | Poppy Lopez | Burton Prater | Brahmasura | Valmiki | Shukra | Gandhari | Shakuntula | Rambha | Jaya and Vijaya | Rahuketu | Garuda | Kadru | Uttanka | Shikhandi
Devas: Indra | Dharma Raja | Vayu | Ashvins | Vishnu (Mohini, Narasimha, Rama, and Krishna) | Shiva | Chitrigupta | Ganesh | Lakshmi | Ritus | Kamadeva | Varuni | Varuna | Ratri | Ushas | Agni | Brahma | Maruts | Aranyani | Vishwakarma | Surya | Yamuna | Chandra | Rohini | Shani | Saranyu | Chhaya
Creatures: Makara | Asura | Chakora | Naga | Rakshasa | Vahanas | Ek and Do | Timingala | Time | Wish | Zombie | Apsara | Yaksha | Yali | Vanara
Related Content: Roshani Chokshi | The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes | Rick Riordan Presents