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Garuda, the Vahana of Lord Vishnu
Sanskrit transleeterationGaruḍa

The Garuda (Sanskrit: गरुड़ garuḍa) is a lairge meethical bird, bird-lik creatur, or humanoid bird that appears in baith Hindu an Buddhist mythology. Garuda is the moont (vahana) o the Lord Vishnu. Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. The Brahminy kite an Phoenix are considered tae be the contemporar representations o Garuda.[1] Indonesie adopts a mair stylistic approach tae the Garuda's depiction as its naitional seembol, whaur it depicts a Javanese eagle (bein hintle lairger than a kite).[2]

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  1. Russel, RV & Lal, H. 1916 The tribes and castes of the central provinces of India. Published Under the Orders of the Central Provinces Administration In Four Volumes Vol. I. Macmillan and Co., Limited St. Martin’s Street, London. pp. 2231
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 9 Apryle 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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