Statue depicting the god Vishnu riding on the back of Garuda.
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Garuda is an ancient Indian mythological creature, believed to be the king of the
birds. His body was half man and half eagle. In Hindu mythology, he is often shown flying across the sky carrying the supreme god Vishnu and his wife Lakshmi. In some
Hindu stories he is said to have represented the Sun
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