Sunday, June 12, 2016
GARUDAHOMAM (Ashta Naga Garuda Homam) At, Danvantri Peedam, On July 8th (Fri) Evening and 9th (Sat) Morning.
Remover of poisons - ASHTA NAAGA GARUDAR- In Danvantri Peedam.
Garuda is the Pakshi Raja, the king of birds. Garuda is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and also that of Lord Danvantri. He stands guard at the entrance to the main deity.The Ashta Naga Garuda has been installed at the entrance and is believed to provide relief from snake poisons, besides other poisons as well. Being a vehicle himself, Garuda is believed to protect one from accidents.Symbolically, the question to introspect on is whether the devotee has released the undermining poisons of the mind before his audience with Lord Danvantri.The Garudan here is an asha naaga Garudar, one with eight snakes, a smiling face and a rather fine beak.Garuda is the king of Birds and is considered to be an important deity in the form of Animal or bird, which has evolved in the Vedic history.It represents a bird like icon with the body of a human being, white head like that of swan and red feathers. This is the usual form which is seen in temples and as explained in mythology. Being a vahana or vehicle of Lord Vishnu, this deity is worshipped by all the devotees of Lord Vishnu.Legends unfold the story that Garuda was born or rather hatched from an egg which was laid by his mother Vinata. His father is Lord Kasyapa. When he hatched out of the egg a unique form was found which had never been seen before.The child had the body and limbs resembling that of human being, tail, head and beak like that of eagle, along with bright red feathers and the body was entirely of shiny golden color. In fact, for an instant he was mistaken to be Agni.Garuda is also considered to be the lord of winds since it can fly at a speed which is much greater than that of winds. There is a legend as per which Lord Garuda brought a sort of amrit for the Nagas in order to release his mother, who was captivated by them. Since, he got the amrit which made Nagas or the serpents immortal, they too worship Lord Garuda.
He is known for his immense power, strength and agility. One of the important feature of Garuda that it has no beginning or ending and hence considered to beternal form. This is the probable reason of using it as a symbol as a martial motif. Indian army also uses Garuda as the symbol for ranks of Commandos.
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