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Garuda Bird, Karura 迦楼羅(かるら)

The Garuda (Sanskrit: Garuda गरुड, Pāli Garula)
is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

Another name for the garuda is suparna (Pāli: supanna), meaning "well-winged, having good wings".

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In Hindu mythology, a Garuda is a lesser Hindu divinity, usually the mount (vahanam) of Vishnu. Garuda is depicted as having a golden body, white face, red wings, and an eagle's beak and wings but a man's body. He wears a crown on his head. He is ancient and huge, and can block out the sun.

His stature in Hindu religion can be gauged by the fact that an independent Upanishad, the Garudopanidad, and a Purana, the Garuda Purana, is devoted to him. Various names have been attributed to Garuda - Chirada, Gaganeshvara, Kamayusha, Kashyapi, Khageshvara, Nagantaka, Sitanana, Sudhahara, Suparna, Tarkshya, Vainateya, Vishnuratha and others. The Vedas provide the earliest reference of Garuda, though by the name of Śyena, where this mighty bird is said to have brought nectar to earth from heaven.

The Puranas, which came into existence much later, mention Garuda as doing the same thing, which indicates that Śyena (Sanskrit for Eagle) and Garuda are the same. One of the faces of Śrī Pañcamukha Hanuman is Mahavira Garuda. This face points towards the west. Worship of Garuda is believed to remove the effects of poisons from one's body. Hanuman is also one of the Avatara's of Garuda.
In Tamil Vaishnavism Garuda and Hanuman are known as "Periya Thiruvadi" and "Siriya Thiruvadi" respectively.

The garudas have kings and cities, and at least some of them have the magical power of changing into human form when they wish to have dealings with people. On some occasions Garuda kings have had romances with human women in this form. Their dwellings are in groves of the simbalī, or silk-cotton tree.

This face points towards the west. Worship of Garuda is believed to remove the effects of poisons from one's body.

In the Bhagavad-Gita (Ch.10, Verse 30), in the middle of the battlefied "Kurukshetra", Krishna explaining his omnipresence, says -
"Of birds, I am the son of Vineeta (Garuda)" indicating the importance of Garuda.

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King Garuda, Karura O, 迦楼羅王 (かるらおう)
"the Golden Bird", Konjichoo 金翅鳥こんじちょう
Myooshichoo 妙翅鳥(みょうしちょう)

He tried to save his mother from the slavery of a dragon.
During his fight with the gods he got the "medicine of eternal life", and could save his mother. Sometimes he is thought to be the phoenix or a peacock, who eats poison.

His sacred mantram is : om gyarodaya sowaka
おん ぎゃろだや そわか

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Fudo Myo-O is often depicted with this garuda in the flames of his halo.

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karura-en 迦楼羅焔(かるらえん)
ka-en koo 火炎光, Karura enkoo 迦楼羅円光

ガルダ(金翅鳥)is a bird of the flames "火の鳥", that eats the tree poisons.

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Fudo with a winding flame halo

Statue, about 36 cm high
Kaya-wood 材質香榧

The flame ends in the head of the Garuda Bird.


Seated Fudo Myo-O

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More Buddha statues from Okada Kurokawa Store 岡田黒川堂

One more statue from the same maker
Fudo Face with my haiku


. koohai, kōhai 光背 mandorla, halo, Nimbus of Fudo .


Flammen-Nimbus , kaenkoo, kaentsuki rinpookoo
火焔付(かえんつき) 輪宝光(りんぽうこう)

Spezieller Flammen-Nimbus eines MyoO und der Wunscherfüllenden Kannon.
Flammen auch in Form von Wellen, Arabesken oder Wolken. Die Flammen bringen Helle in die Dunkelheit des Unwissens. Meist für Statuen der niederen Gottheiten des esoterischen Buddhismus. Eine Sonderform ist der Garuda-Nimbus (Karura enkoo 迦楼羅円光) des Fudo Myo-O, bei dem einige Flammen die Form des Garuda-Vogels annehmen.

Quote from
(c) Gabi Greve
Buddhastatuen (Buddha statues) Who is Who
Ein Wegweiser zur Ikonografie von japanischen Buddhastatuen


. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.

Karasu Tengu 烏天狗 seems related to Garuda.
They are usually portrayed in a human-like form with wings and a bird's beak.

source : blog.goo.ne.jp/shiotetsu_2011

 「飛騨の円空」 迦楼羅_烏天狗_立像
Statue at 千光寺 Senko-Ji, Gifu Takayama

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