Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Garuda

This is Garuda, the bird that transported Lord Vishnu, the great Hindu deity.  
Garuda is also one of the guardians and symbols of Indonesia. 

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awesome looking statue! Great photo for WW!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

I can't quite make out the sculpting material. At first glance it appears to be marble or granite stone, but then i began to wonder if it is metallic and cast rather than carved be cause it is so intricate the way the wings fan out. Very remarkable work.

☺lani☺ said...

Nice to know, thanks for sharing!

And Miles To Go... said...

what a beastly looking creature!

Life Ramblings said...

the statue gives me the creeps.

Retro Girl said...

This is amazing. I love reading about Hindu Gods, and related art. Thank you for sharing this! Very cool!

Mine is up...nothing as spectacular but might make you smile!
http://bit.ly/9MbX0o

Mishkat said...

Wow - that is an amazing statue! Do you know how old it is? It's really well done.

Lorenza said...

Happy Wednesday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pamela said...

Now THERE is a bird for my lifetime bird list. bwaaa ha ha ha!

LadyNoor said...

Looks very authoritative, I wouldn't want to mess with him! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

That's one birdy we will certainly leave alone!

BeadedTail said...

That's quite a statue! Very scary looking actually!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Gorgeous, innit? Makes me miss Bali. Except in Bali, the Garuda probably wears a black-and-white check sarong and a jasmine flower behind his ear, too.

AL said...

Oh so that's how Garuda looks like! I have heard of Garuda from an airline company.

catsynth said...

Interesting statue - very intricate and elaborate. I actually did not know that Garuda had that significance in Indonesia.

Mariposa said...

nice photo!
Mariposa's WW!

Hannah and Lucy said...

That is a great statue - would it be very tasty.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Ellen, it's very interesting!
Wonderful sculpture and picture!
Luna - We love Luna and mommy Léia

caite said...

wow, that is really something.

Sharon Wagner said...

A very mighty and intimidating piece of art.

Marice said...

interesting! thanks for sharing!

Au and Target said...

This is made from stone, and it stands at a pretty deserted resort about 2 hours away from Kuta on Bali. I've always liked Garuda's fierce face.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Garuda looks like he's best not messed with.