Badami Cave – 3: Relief of Vishnu’s vehicle Garuda carved on the eves

Vishnu's vehicle Garuda carved on the eves of the rock-cut temple in Cave - 3 located near Badami in Karnataka, India

Garuda carved on the eves of the rock-cut temple in Cave – 3

Garuda
The image shows a sculptural relief depicting Vishnu’s vehicle Garuda carved on the eaves of Cave – 3, the third of the four rock-cut temples in Badami in Karnataka, India. This relief is above the entrance and faces the interior side of the temple. In this sculpture, Garuda, a mythical eagle-like bird, is portrayed with a human body having two wings and the nose resembling a beak. Flying above Garuda’s wings are two Vidyadhara couples.

Related Pages
Badami, Cave – 1, Cave – 2, Cave – 3, Cave – 4

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