Garuda | Handmade Tibetan Style | Gold Coated Statue



Garuda Statue, Traditional Himalayan Statue, 24K Gold Gilded

Garuda, also Garula, are golden-winged birds in Buddhist texts. Under the Buddhist concept, they are one of the Aṣṭagatyaḥ, 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 Nāgas (snakes) and are sometimes depicted with a serpent held between their claws. Both zoomorphic (giant eagle-like bird) and partially anthropomorphic (part bird, part human) iconography is common across Buddhist traditions.
In Buddhism, the Garuda are enormous predatory birds. They are also sometimes known as suparṇa meaning "well-winged, having good wings". Like the Nāgas, they combine the characteristics of animals and divine beings, and may be considered to be among the lowest of the devas. 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.
Size: 40cm/15.74" (Height) x 21cm/8.26" (Base)
Weight: 4.538kg
Materials: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Precious Corals, and Torquoise
May everything be auspicious!