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