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Danganan Garuḍa Viṣṇu

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A uniquely hand carved danganan (hilt) in Balinese style. On this hilt we see Viṣṇu riding his vehicle, Garuḍa. Due to the fact that Garuḍa is renown for devouring nāgas, it is generally believed that Garuḍa can protect the keris owner against snake attacks and its venom. If one wants to call upon Garuḍa for help, ...

Kidang Mas Luk 9

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In the Araṇyakāṇḍa - the third book of the Rāmāyaṇa - dramatic events occur during the years of Rāma's forest exile. Rāma, Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa entered the Daṇḍaka forest, a wilderness inhabited only by pious ascetics and fierce rākṣasas. When Rāma arrives, the ascetics ask him to protect them from the demons, and so Rāma ...