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| Last Updated:: 10/03/2018

Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Spilornis cheela Latham

 

Common name

 

Crested Serpent Eagle

 

Hindi

 

Dogra cheel

 

Sanskrit 

 

Garudah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The eagle, called Garutman (‘the winged one’) and Suparna (‘beautiful wings’), first appears as an associate of Indra and the Sun in Rig veda and is associated with Vishnu as his vehicle later in the Atharva Veda. The Garuda Purana, named after the eagle, is a philosophical treatise discussing the passage of the afterlife and rituals for the dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Zoroastrianism Ahura Mazda is represented as an eagle with wings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

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