God of the Birds

This is Garuda. The king of the Bird community according to Hindu Mythology. We found this remarkable sculpture in the 11th C AD ruins of Vichundrem in Goa. He is the mount of Lord Vishnu and seems to be paying obeisance to him after being granted immortality. The Vishnu statue as Shri Narayandev is at the other end of the ruins.

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One response to “God of the Birds”

  1. Touch2Touch says :

    I’ve heard of Garuda, but never knew who or what he was. Thank you for an interesting account.

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