Garuda

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This article is about the divine bird in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, for other uses, see Garuda (disambiguation).
Garuda, the Vahana of Lord Vishnu

The Garuda (Sanskrit: Garuḍa गरुड, eagle; Pāli Garuḷa) is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

Description[change | change source]

Garuda with the head and wings of eagle and sometimes with the rest of his body like that of a man is called the king of birds and he is also the carrier of god Vishnu.

History[change | change source]

Garuda is also known by another name Vinayaka, which he shares with Ganesha. Thus, this god-bird is thought to be remover of obstacles. Garuda is not separately worshipped as an independent god.