In Hindu mythology Lord Garuda is the king of
birds and sacred vehicle of Lord Vishnu. Lord Garuda is portrait as having a
head and wings of an eagle whereas his body belongs to that of man. His head is
white, red wings, and a golden body. He is one of the main animal deities.
Garuda is the enemy of all the nagas (serpents). Lord Garuda is the son of sage
Kashyap and Vinita (Daksha's daughter). The speed of Garuda flight mocks wind.
He is a good messenger between gods and men. Garuda have been attributed to
various names which is as-Chirada, Gaganeshvara, Kamayusha, Kashyapi,
Khageshvara, Nagantaka, Sitanana, Sudhahara, Suparna, Takshya, Vainateya,
Vishnuratha and others. Lord Garuda is worshiped all time together with Lord
Vishnu. He wears a crown on his head same as Lord. In Hindu Pantheon, Lord
Garuda is one of three important animal deities; other two being are Hanuman and
Ganapathy. In Hindu religion his importance is that can be gauged by the fact of
a self-governing Upanishad, the Garudopanidad, and a Purana, the Garuda Purana,
is devoted to him. Lord Garuda destroyed all obstacles of their devotees.