Material Used: We have used brown sandstone to customize this beautiful sculpture of Garuda. The detailed work done on the sculpture makes the statue unique and elegant.
In Hinduism, Garuda is a Upadevata, a heavenly existence, and is represented as the mount of Sri Vishnu. Garuda is normally depicted as being a powerful man; having a golden, bright body; with a white face, red wings, and an eagle’s beak. He is decorated with a crown on his head. This very ancient god is assumed to have a huge form, big enough to obstruct the Sun God.
Garuda is popularly identified to be a strong and sworn enemy of the Nagas, the ones relating to the serpent family- it is considered that Garuda fed only on snakes. This practice shows connecting to the short-toed Eagle, which can be seen in India. The Garuda Statue is usually dressed as a charm or amulet, as it is supposed to preserve the wearer from snake attacks and poison. In fact, Garuda Vidya is the mantra that is often used as a palliative means to end the ill effects of snake venom and also to eliminate all kinds of harm the victim has been troubled with.
Garuda had great affection and loyalty for Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Shri Maha Vishnu. Lord Indra once sent torrential rainfall over Vrindavana, the residence of Krishna. It is assumed that Garuda, who witnessed the event from over the clouds, was so angry and frustrated at Indra’s activities, that he began perspiring profusely.
During the Sagar Manthan event, Vishnu fixed the Mandara Mountain on Garuda’s back. He then sat on the bird’s back and directed him to take them to the center of the ocean. Garuda also located the mountain in the place as commanded by Vishnu. Vishnu then asked Garuda to leave, as Vasuki, the serpent King, would not enter the range otherwise, fearing Garuda’s presence. Once Garuda left, Vasuki was brought in to act as the churning rod to churn the mighty ocean.
During the Mahabharata, Garuda statue is appreciated to be an impulsive, destructive force to regarded with. He was supremely charismatic, able to move at a great speed, and also very well-versed in martial arts. In fact, the most potent soldiers and fighters are compared to Garuda who falls down on a serpent. Acharya Drona uncovered an entire army formation and named it after the mighty bird, Garuda. Garuda also emphasizes prominently on Krishna’s banner during the Kurukshetra War.
- The sheer completeness of this Garuda Statue and the prominence of this statue are mesmerizing.
- This Statue would definitely bring a special piece of peace to any temple or garden.
- This Stone Garuda Idol is simply one of a kind. Any changes are possible on a customized piece, as per our Art Lover customer’s choice.
- This Garuda sculpture is one of the best art pieces in the gallery of The Stone Studio.
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