Vishnu and Garuda amulets, 毗湿奴天神与大鹏金翅鸟。

Garuda and Vishnu,  L P Nak

Garuda and Vishnu, L P Nak

Viahnu and Garuda amulets, created by Luang Phor Nak, Wat Pathum Wanaram, Pathum Thani.

毗湿奴天神 和 金翅鸟 :

迦楼罗,又称“金翅鸟”,源自古代印度神话传说,为佛教天龙八部之一的护法形象,传说中是天地间的凶禽猛兽,威力无穷,以龙为食,两翼相去三十六万里,居于须弥山北方(云希正、袁伟:《辽代佛教用玉器研究》)。迦楼罗的形象多为人面、鸟嘴、羽冠,腰部以上为人身,以下为鸟身。中国最早的迦楼罗形象出现在敦煌壁画中。天津博物馆收藏的白玉迦楼罗圆雕头戴羽冠,人面鸟嘴,眼睛镶嵌蓝色宝石,嘴呈空洞状,背生羽翅,身披飘带,站于云头之上,雕工精细。而故宫博物院和天津市文物公司收藏的玉迦楼罗均呈卧伏状。   为了救出自己的母亲,迦楼罗前往因驼罗的天国,打败天帝因陀罗取走了神酒苏摩。归途上遇到毗湿奴,两者几经较量不分高下。毗湿奴有感于迦楼罗的强大,用不死的生命来交换迦楼罗作为自己的坐骑,从此迦楼罗侍从于毗湿奴。

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