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Borobudur Off The Beaten Path: 13 reviews and 17 photos

  Little did garuda realise he'll b on an airplane..
by bpacker

Though Borobudur is a Buddhist by nature, you can see examples of Indian Hindu influence on its artwork. The Garuda, mentioned in the Vedic text is another example. It's the opposite of the Kinnara. instead of having a birdie bottom, this fella is bird-headed with a human body.

After a while more, I spotted yet another creature, this time he had the head of a bird. Pretty much like Horus, the falcon-headed Egyptian god. But he's better known as Garuda in this part of the world and seen almost everywhere, including the tail of their national carrier - Garuda Airlines.

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2006
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