The Garuda Dzi bead is one of the most sought after Dzi beads as ones of good quality are very rare. The Garuda is a large, legendary bird-like creature with eagle qualities in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is the mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu and often acts as a messenger between man and the gods.
Often seen as a protector, Garuda can aid one by flying above the storm, allowing us to see the whole picture or issue(s) we may be facing rather than a view from the ground where our vision may be clouded.
The Dzi bead measures approx. 1.5" x .5"
The Garuda symbol appears on both sides of the Dzi bead drilled lengthwise for stringing.
* Dzi beads should be treated as sacred/special objects and not just jewelry or a trinket. The symbols they carry and what they represent go back thousands of years and carry all of that momentum and energy forward with them. It is recommended that one wash their hands before putting it on or taking it off, do not wear it during sexual activity and when not worn, should be placed/kept in a spot designated just for it. Dzi beads can and do absorb negative energies and things that do not serve us for our personal growth, and as such, they become a powerful spiritual tool if treated with the proper care they deserve.