Garuda the king of birds, is the son of sage Kasyapa and his wife
Vinata.He is vermillion colored except at the neck which is white. He is known as
Garudazhwar and his icon is installed in all Vaishnavite temples He is Lord Vishnu's
Vahana (vehicle). Of all the birds, Garuda flies loftiest in the sky and the darshan
of Garuda is considered very auspicious.