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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. 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).