Garuda is an interesting deity of the Hindu pantheon. Primarily a vahana (divine mount), He is unconditionally devoted to the great Lord Vishnu. His form is a fusion of the powerful Greater adjutant stork and a man of divine strength. The Garuda murti that you see on this page captures Him in a devoted stance: He kneels down upon a single leg and folds His palms together afore His broad chest.
The muscular arms are flanked by a pair of powerful wings. They are carved in perfect symmetry with each other, that also in remarkable detail. The generously engraved face bears an expression of deep shraddha (unflinching trust) and buddhi (all-encompassing wisdom), the head thrown slightly backwards, adding drama to the overall stance.
Right on His shoulder, directly behind the tall crown on His head, is a standing Vishnu figurine. His wives, the gorgeous Bhoodevi and Sreedevi, stand on either side of their lord and master, balanced delicately on either wing of Garuda. The iconography is replete with perfect detail - attire, adornment, number of arms - despite the scale of their presence in this ensemble.
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