Camel in Hindu Temple

Hanuman’s vaahanam

When I visited the Balamurugan temple (then under construction) in Saveetha College campus I was curious about the camels in the Hanumanji’s shrine. Later, I learnt that camel is one of the vehicles of Lord Hanuman.

I was even more intrigued to see on a pillar in Kacchabeswarar temple, Kanchipuram, a praying sage with a camel on the side. A quick search on the web did not yield any answers. Can any one of you fill up on what this sculpture represents?

A pillar in Sri Kachchabeswarar temple, Kanchipuram