Story: Garuda and Maninaga

You have already been told about the great snake (naga) Ananta. Ananta had a son named Maninaga. Garuda was the enemy of the snakes and the snakes were all afraid of Garuda. Maninaga began to pray to Shiva. Having pleased Shiva, he obtained the boon that Garuda would be able to do him no harm. […]

Ma Garudi | Pious Consort of Garuda Bhagavan

Ma Garudi is the pious consort of Lord Garuda, and we can find the Idols of Ma Garudi in some of the Vishnu Temples, whose shrine would be situated opposite to the shrine of Ma Lakshmi Devi, in the form of bowing posture, and she also acts as the divine vehicle for Ma Lakshmi Devi. […]

Garuda | Garudeshwara | Bhagvan Garuda

Most of us are not aware that Lord Garuda, a divine vehicle of Lord Vishnu, is also a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. Once, Lord Garuda performed penance on Lord Shiva, after knowing about his significance from his master Lord Vishnu. He performed rigorous meditation on Lord Shiva in the holy mountain Himalayas, and since […]

Garuda Kalyanam | Divine Marriage of Garuda, Unnati and Vinayaka

Lord Vishnu with Shiva Garuda Brahma

Lord Garuda is a divine vehicle of Lord Vishnu, and he is the son of Kashyapa and Vinata, his brother is Aruna and his consorts are Unnati and Vinayakaa. He can be seen rarely along with his consort in the temples. Lord Garuda contains sufficient powers enough to carry the entire earth on his shoulders. […]

Garuda Seva | Garuda Vahana Seva

Garuda Seva is an auspicious Seva which is performed in the Vishnu temples. In Tirumala, Garudu Seva is performed during Brahmotsavam Festival days. As per ancient legend, when Lord Srinivasa, who resides in Tirumala, wanted to dwell in the Seven Hills, and, as per his orders, Lord Garuda through his divine powers, had brought the […]

Eagle in Hinduism – Garuda Bhagwan | Jatayu, Sampati

Lord Vishnu with Shiva Garuda Brahma

In Hinduism, Garuda is a form of eagle and he is the king of birds. Eagles are mentioned in ancient Puranas and Hindu literature, and they are considered as mighty kings and warriors. Jatayu and Sambati are the two eagle brothers, and they are the sons of Lord Aruna, the divine charioteer of Lord Surya […]

Vahanas | Divine Vehicles of Hindu Gods, Goddesses

Similar to us, gods and goddesses are also having vehicles. But the divine vehicles, are considered as very holy and sacred, and considered similar to their masters, and contains their features. Among the various divine vehicles, notable divine vehicle deities are Garuda and Nandi. While Garuda acts as a vehicle to Lord Vishnu, Nandi serves […]