The Garuda, or the Golden-winged Great Peng Bird, is a symbol of wisdom, strength, and harmony. In Tibet, people place Garuda statues in their homes, at the entrance, in temples, and in offices to protect against evil spirits, illness, nightmares, and obstacles, as well as to promote good health, success in career and family life, and ultimately to achieve enlightenment. Its main benefits include:
- Ensuring safety and prosperity: Placing the Garuda in the home can stabilize finances and keep the family safe. It is a powerful guardian deity.
- Improving interpersonal relationships: The Garuda is a deity with boundless power and can mediate various conflicts. By placing a statue in the workplace, it can help accumulate good karma, resolve crises, and bring good luck.
- Warding off illnesses: By placing a Garuda statue in a temple or office, or by placing a Garuda image above one's bed, one can prevent evil spirits and illnesses, and achieve peace of mind and good health.