m. (2. gṝ-,"devourer", because garuḍa- was perhaps originally identified with the all-consuming fire of the sun's rays), Name of a mythical bird (chief of the feathered race, enemy of the serpent-race[ see ],vehicle of viṣṇu-[ see pp. 65; 104; 288] , son of kaśyapa- and vinatā-;shortly after his birth he frightened the gods by his brilliant lustre;they supposed him to be agni-, and requested his protection;when they discovered that he was garuḍa-, they praised him as the highest being, and called him fire and sun ; aruṇa-, the charioteer of the sun or the personified dawn, is said to be the elder [or younger see ]brother of garuḍa-; svāhā-, the wife of agni-, takes the shape of a female garuḍī-equalssuparṇī-) etc.
गरुडः [गरुद्भयां डयते, डी-ड पृषो˚ तलोपः, गॄ-उडच् Uṇ 4. 166.] 1 N. of the king of birds. [He is a son of Kaśyapa by his wife Vinatā. He is the chief of the feathered race, an implacable enemy of serpents, and elder brother of Aruṇa. In a dispute between his mother and Kadrū, her rival, about the colour of उचैःश्रवस् Kadrū defeated Vinatā, and, in accordance with the conditions of the wager, made her her slave. Garuḍa brought down the heavenly beverage (Amṛita) to purchase her freedom, not, however, without a hard struggle with Indra for the same. Vinatā was then released; but the Amṛita was taken away by Indra from the serpents. Garuḍa is represented as the vehicle of Visnu, and as having a white face, an aquiline nose, red wings and a golden body.] -2 A building or architecture (such as चिति) shaped like Garuḍa; गरुडो रुक्मपक्षो वै त्रिगुणो$ष्टादशात्मकः Rām.1.14. 29. -3 N. of a particular military array. -Comp. -अग्रजः an epithet of Aruṇa, the charioteer of the sun; विभिन्नवर्णा गरुडाग्रजेन Śi.4.14. -अङ्कः an epithet of Viṣṇu. -अङ्कितम्, -अश्मन् m. -उत्तीर्णम् an emerald. -ध्वजः an epithet of Viṣṇu; समाहितमतिश्चैव तुष्टाव गरुडध्वजम् V. P. -व्यूहः a particular military array.
m. N. of a fabulous bird, son of Vinatâ and elder brother of Aruna, king of the feathered race, vehicle of Vishnu or Krishna; kind of battle-array; -mânikya maya, a. of emerald; -vega, m. N. of a horse.
noun (masculine) a building shaped like Garuḍa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of grain
name of a mythical bird (chief of the feathered race) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a peculiar military array (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Kṛṣṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the 14th Kalpa period (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the attendant of the 16th Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
mākṣika Frequency rank 2005/72933
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