This is a reference to the Garuda Tantras, a set of Agamas which are now lost. Here is what pages 39- 42 of this book say:
No Garuda or Bhuta Tantras have been found.... The Shrikanthiyasamhita that the number of Garudarantras was traditionally said to be twenty-eight[.]... While the Vamatantras are traditionally said to be concerned with the acquisition ...
The story of the loss of Garuda's wings is narrated in Chapter 81 of the Nagara Khanda of Skanda Purana.
Once Garuda visited Lord Vishnu with a marriage alliance to help a Brahmana friend of his. [This is kind of a story within a story so I'm going to omit some details]
That time he notices an old ascetic woman sitting near Vishnu. He asks about her. ...
Swayamprabha describes who she is and how she became the caretaker of the cave in this chapter of the Kishkindha Kanda of the Ramayana:
A marvellous fantasist by name Maya was there, a bullish demon of wizardry and by him with his phenomenal expertise all this golden woodland is constructed.... Once he was the Universal Craftsman to the lords of demons by ...
Kashyapa and Arishtanemi are one and the same. Here's what this chapter of the Mahabharata says:
Marichi had one son called Kasyapa. This last also has two names. Some call him Arishtanemi, and some Kasyapa.
So I think the verses in the Aranya Kanda that say that Vinata and Kadru are descendants of Kashyapa are probably interpolations.
Yes, Vayu Purana, Chapter 69 gives the details about the progeny of Garuda. It mention that peacocks were originated from Garuda with his wife Bhasi.
भार्या गरुत्मतश्चापि भासी क्रोझी तथा शुकी।
धृतराष्ट्री च भद्रा च तास्वपत्यानि वक्ष्यते (च्म्यहम्)।
The spouses of Garutman were- Bhasi, Kraunct, Suki, Dhrtarastri and Bhadra. Their progenies are ...
According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Gāruḍa Tantras represent the first division of the Śākta Āgamas. In the first chapter of the essay by S. Sridhar Swaminathan, a list is given of these Gāruḍa tantras:
Haratantra, Hūṅkāratantra, Bindusāratantra, Kālāmṛtatantra, Devatrāsatantra, Sutrāsatantra, Śābaratantra, Kālaśābaratantra, ...
Significance of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya is described in official website of Sri Panchamukhi Anjaneya Kshetram which is located in Karnataka.
The origin of Sri Panchamukhs Hanuman can be traced to a story in
Ramayana. During the war between Lord Rama and Ravana. Ravana took
help of Mahiravanka who is the king of Pathala.
Lord Hanuman in order to ...
Garuda is the foremost vahanas of Lord Vishnu. He is the most favorite one too.
Though other devatas, nitya suris like Adi Shesha, Shankha, chakra incarnated as different characters during Ramayana and Mahabharata times, Garuda didn't take a direct avatar. However, he was always ready to help Lord Vishnu whenever needed. He descended to earth (literal ...
I love these kinds of questions because they give an opportunity to meta-analyze and bring out deeper insights into our heritage.
You have only looked at the first part of the story. Besides, you are missing the various levels of symbolism by reducing it to a mere human-level event of biological reality, which if you haven't realized as an implausibility, is ...
Yes, it is common to find this at the main entrance of Sri Vaishnava temples and homes. See example of a house.
Additionally it is printed on the covers of Srivaishnava books. See an example,
It is also commonly displayed at the top of wedding invitations.
See it featured on home page of Sri Ahobila Mutt, Srimad Andavan Ashramam.
Did Vinata have any doubts about the outcome of her bet with Kadru?
No Vinita did not had full doubts about the outcome of her bet with Kadru about the tail of the horse Uchchaihshravas , which came out from churning of ocean. In Fact she herself somewhat confidently said to Kadru this which is mentioned in Astika Parva -SECTION XX of Mahabharata.
garuDa is the enemy of snakes but this snake list excludes shesha.
mahAbharat Adi parva chapter 36 provides details about relationship between garuDa and shesha :
shesha replied, 'My uterine brothers are all of wicked hearts. I do not desire to live amongst them. Let this be sanctioned by thee. Like enemies they are always jealous of one another. I am, ...
When Lord Krishna has chastised Kaliya Naag and ordered him to leave river Yamuna, the Kaliya has requested to free him from the fear of Garuda. Then Shri Krishna has told him that Garuda will not attack on you because you have my footprints on your head.
This incident is mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam as:
SB 10.16.63 — Out of fear of Garuḍa, you left ...