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Garuda, the Bird-Headed God

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Garuda is a bird-like creature who appears in the mythology of both Hindu and Buddhist faiths. Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Garuda in Hinduism In Hindu mythology, Garuda is a minor deity who usually serves as Vishnu’s mount. He has the body of a man, with the wings and beak of an eagle. He is so massive that he can block out the sun. Through time, the Hindus have given him many names. This mighty bird once brought nectar from heaven, sharing it with the beings of the earth. By worshiping Garuda, one can remove poisons from your body. While Garuda usually serves Vishnu, Krishna and Lord Hari have also ridden Garuda flies, his wings chant the sacred verses of the Vedas. Garuda burst from his egg as a raging inferno. The frightened gods begged for mercy, and Garuda made himself smaller. Garuda’s mother became enslaved to his sister Kadru, the mother of serpents. Seeking his mother’s freedom, Garuda approached the serpents. They would not allow Garuda to purchase her for any less than the elixir of immortality, called amrita. The elixir was guarded by the gods, and was the source of their immortality. The … Continue reading Garuda, the Bird-Headed God

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Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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