Garuda Amulet 1.37"
Garuda Amulet 1.37"
⚒Materials: Cold Iron/ Red Copper
This handmade Garuda amulet is crafted by Tibetan craftsmen from Tibet in the 1990s.
It originates from Hepo Town, Baiyu County, known for its renowned Tibetan handicrafts.
Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature revered in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain faiths. In Hinduism, Garuda serves as the vehicle mount of the god Vishnu, a dharma-protector in Buddhism, and the Yaksha of the Jain Tirthankara Shantinatha. The Brahminy kite is considered a contemporary representation of Garuda.
- 100% Handmade
- Pendant material: Cold iron
- Pattern: Garuda, Garula, Suparna, Golden-winged Bird
- Length: 35mm / 1.37 inches
- Width: 35mm / 1.37 inches
ABOUT GARUDAGaruda, also known as Garula in Buddhism, is depicted as a golden-winged bird in Buddhist texts. They are part of the eight classes of inhuman beings in the Buddhist concept of saṃsāra. In Buddhist art, they are shown sitting and listening to the sermons of the Buddha. Garudas are enemies of the Nāgas (snakes) and are sometimes depicted holding a serpent in their claws. Both zoomorphic (giant eagle-like bird) and partially anthropomorphic (part bird, part human) representations of Garuda are common in Buddhist traditions.
In Buddhism, Garudas are described as enormous predatory birds with a wingspan of 330 yojanas. They possess intelligence and social organization. They are also known as suparṇa, meaning "well-winged, having good wings." Garudas combine animal and divine characteristics and are considered among the lowest of the devas. Some Garudas have the ability to transform into human form when interacting with people. They reside in groves of the simbalī or silk-cotton tree. Garudas are enemies of the Nāgas, whom they hunt. The Nāgas learned to protect themselves by swallowing large stones, making themselves too heavy to be carried by the Garudas. This secret was revealed to a Garuda by the ascetic Karambiya, who taught him how to seize a Nāga by the tail and force it to vomit up the stone. Garudas were appointed by Śakra to guard Mount Sumeru and the Trāyastriṃśa heaven from attacks by the asuras.