Mara is a deity who is featured in the Disneyland attraction Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.



Mara was a deity worshiped in the Lost Delta region of what is now modern Cambodia. The Temple of the Forbidden Eye, located in modern India, was built as a dedication to Mara, who has the ability to grant one of three magical gifts to those who visit the temple—eternal youth, earthly riches or visions of the future. The catch being that none can look into the eyes of Mara without being punished by the wrath of the god.

The temple came to be long since abandoned by its people and reclaimed by nature following a river-flood which occurred over 2000 years ago. However, in 1935 the temple was discovered by Indiana Jones and the Jungle Navigation Company who began excavating the shrine and reawakening the entities within.


Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye

Mara is the main-antagonist of this attraction, having caused Indiana Jones to disappear before the events of the attraction. For additional funds, Indiana's friend and ally Sallah opened up tours with the help of the Jungle Navigation Company and their Jungle Cruise. Guests play the roles of tourists exploring the temple on Sallah's tours.

Guests encounter Marah in the first scene where the deity offers guests eternal youth, earthly riches, or visions of the future. Throughout this scene Mara's animate statue is looming overhead and when seen has its eyes start flashing bright before it dooms the guests. The guests are saved by Indiana Jones but this turns into a race to escape the temple as Mara throws everything it has at guests. In the show, the main area has a massive stone carving of Mara shooting beams of light from their eyeball.

Trader Sam's

Mara can be seen on a map of the temple in the possession of Trader Sam, given to him by Indiana Jones. This map being found in Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland.


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