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In Hinduism, Garuda is a Hindu divinity, usually the mount (vahana) of the Lord Vishnu. Garuda is depicted as having the golden body of a strong man with a white face, red wings, and an eagle's beak and with a crown on his head. This ancient deity was said to be massive, large enough to block out ...

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Garuda [Big Thiruvadi] and Hanuman [Small Thiruvadi]

Garuda the king of birds is the vahana of Sriman Narayana and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. He carries them on their shoulder and flies from one place to another. He will be on the skies hence known as ...
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Did Vinata have any doubts about the outcome of her bet with Kadru in the Mahabharata?

Did Vinata have any doubts about the outcome of her bet with Kadru in the Mahabharata? Did she innocently consider herself the loser?
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Why did Krishna give Garuda's brother legs in Thiruthangal?

I'm currently visiting India, and I just went to the Nindra Narayana Perumal Vishnu temple in Thiruthankal.  The story of the temple is that Vishnu's three wives Sri Devi, Bhu Devi, and Nila Devi once ...
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Is there any story in scriptures about the origin of peacocks?

The Shalya Parva of Mahabharat while describing the gifts of different arms to Kartikeya mentions the following: Garuda gave him his favourite son, a peacock of beautiful feathers. Aruna gave him a ...
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Significance of the bed time mantra

One of the mantras, which we usually recite before going to bed is, Ramaskandam Hanomantham Vynatheyam Vrukodharam Shayanesha Spatenithyam Dhuswapnam Thasyanashyathi which is a prayer to Hanuman,...
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Which are these so-called Garuda scriptures, by mastering which, one can digest even poison?

In the KulArnava Tantram, Lord Shiva says to Mother Goddess: Shaive tattva parijyAnam gArude vishabhakshanam | Jyotishe grahanam sAram kaulehanugrahanigrahau || Meaning The essence (...
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Why was Garuda cursed by Swayamprabha to lose his wings?

This Hindupedia information page states that Garuda once lost his wings due to a curse by Swayamprabha, the female ascetic that Hanuman and other Vanars met while looking for Sita. Can anyone shed ...
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Who was Swayamprabha?

In the Ramayan, Hanuman and other Vanars come across Swayamprabha residing in a magical cave while searching for Sita. I wanted to know who this lady was and what was her ancestry. Another online ...
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Where is the island called Ramaniyak (mentioned in the story of Garuda) located?

Section XXVI of the Astika Parva of Mahabharata mentions the incident of Garud and his mother Vinata carrying snakes and their mother Kadru to an island called Ramaniyaka. The next section describes ...
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Color of Krishna's Garud-dhwaj flag?

There are many accounts of Krishna using a flag with the Garuda Emblem on his chariot. I'd like to know if the color of the flag is mentioned anywhere?
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What scriptures describe the story of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five-faced Hanuman)?

Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five faced Hanuman) consisting faces of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Anjaneya, Garuda and Varaha is found in few south Indian temples. Is there any Puranic or scriptural evidence that ...
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Garuda and Lizard

I came to know recently that Garuda willnot fly and lizard will not make sound in and around Kasi for a distance of 45 miles. Any reason from puranas??
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Garuda and Adi Sesha

How can Adi Sesha and Garuda coexist in Vaikunta as they are sworn enemies?
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When did Vishnu's bird Garuda try to kill Vishnu's serpent Adiseshan?

As I discuss in this answer, the Pancharatra Agamas are the foundational texts of Vaishnavism. Similarly, the foundational texts of Shaivism are known as the Shaiva Agamas, aka the Shaiva Tantras. ...
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Who was the father of Garuda?

1) In Bala Kanda, Srimad Ramayana he was described as the son of Aristhanemi. अरिष्ठनेमि दुहिता सुपर्ण भगिनी तु सा | द्वितीया सगरस्य आसीत् पत्नी सुमति संज्ञिता || (Bala Kanda 38 Sarga 4 ...