Garuda is part man and bird, He is often found kneeling before Vishnu’s Shrines. In the Buddhist Pantheon, he may serve as the Vehicles for Amoghsiddhi. He is almost always represented as human, except for large wings which fold out from his shoulders.
Often he is represented with the head of a bird.
Garuda is the mythical lord of the birds in both Hinduism and Buddhism. According to Hindu legend, Garuda was the son of Kashyapa and Vinata, who after fiver hundred years of incubation, hatched fully grown from the egg that his mother Vinata laid.
He is the sworn enemy of snakes or nagas.
His emergence fully fledged from the egg at his second birth is said to symbolise the birth of great spontaneous awareness.
Measures: 51 x 51 centimetres