Garuda Lapel Pin

  • Garuda is a large, mythical bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Garuda is the vehicle (vahana) -literally the form of transportation of Lord Vishnu.


    Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila.


    Under the Buddhist concept of samsara, they are one of the Astagatyah, the eight classes of inhuman beings. In Buddhist art, they are shown as sitting and listening to the sermons of the Buddha. They are enemies of the Nagas (snakes) and are sometimes depicted with a serpent held between their claws. 




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