Garuda - a glorious personality
Facts about Garuḍa - bird carrier of the Supreme Lord
- Also known as Suparṇa
- Greatgrandson of Brahmā
- Grandson of Marīci and Kala (daughter of Kardama Muni)
- Son of Kaśyapa Muni and Vinatā - (daughter of Dakṣa}
- Brother of Anuru (the chariot driver of the sun-god)
- Stepbrother of Kāliya
- Incarnation of the Brahman feature of the Lord
- Inhabitant of the planet known as Kinnaraloka
Family Tree Legend: h = husband, w = wife, s = son, d = daughter
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Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters reveal the qualities of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Garuḍa category. An introduction to Garuḍa from Srila Prabhupada's books is given below in the following 10 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Of the many animals, the lion is the most powerful and ferocious, and of the million varieties of birds, Garuḍa, the bearer of Lord Viṣṇu, is the greatest. (Bhagavad-gītā 10.30)|
|Garuḍa, the carrier of the Lord, glorified the Lord with Vedic hymns by flapping his wings. Garuḍa appeared to be an inhabitant of the planet known as Kinnaraloka. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.30.6)|
|Vinatā (Suparṇā) gave birth to Garuḍa, the carrier of Lord Viṣṇu, and to Anūru, or Aruṇa, the chariot driver of the sun-god. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.6.21-22)|
|The chariot of Lord Kṛṣṇa was marked with the flag bearing the insignia of Garuḍa, and as soon as the soldiers and warriors of the Yadu dynasty saw the flag, they could understand that Lord Kṛṣṇa was on the battlefield. (Kṛṣṇa Book, Chapter 77)|
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