Do you guys get that buzz when you know you’ve seen something awesome and you want to know more about it that you have to dig for more info so we can share with the world? or is it just us? anyway, rumours were circulating and teasers were shown online about Kurobokan x Unbox Industries new project together which is a totally different direction to the cute Nimbus that we adore. Earlier on this month at Thailand Toy Expo Kurobokan showed the prototype of Mighty Bird KHAGESVARA and we believe also gave collectors the chance to pre-order. Today Joshua Artono of Kurobokan showed us the progress on the KHAGESVARA which we assume a full release will be on the horizon!
Truthfully, KHAGESVARA isn’t our usual must have in the collection, we swing more with Nimbus but KHAGESVARA is a MUST have. Loving the theme of myths and heritage tie-in with KHAGESVARA and how Kurobokan have given a modern twist KHAGESVARA whilst including their own Indonesian stamp on the art vinyl world. Time to make some space on our display for KHAGESVARA.
Garuda – the all-powerful King of Birds
Known as The King of Birds (Khagesvara), Garuda is a large bird-like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in Hindu mythology. The story of Garuda’s birth and deeds is told in the first book of the great epic Mahabharata. His father was the creator-rishi Kasyapa, while his mother was Vinata.
Garuda was born out of a huge egg with the torso and limbs of a human male and the talons, wings and beak of an eagle. His body is gold in colour, his wings are red and his face is white.
In Hinduism, Garuda is an Upadevata, a divine entity, and he’s depicted as a vahana or mount of Sri Maha Vishnu. Garuda is also Lord Vishnu’s vehicle. As the King of Birds he knows the secrets of death and the beyond.
Garuda is also known as “he who has beautiful feathers” (Suparna), as “golden bodied” (Suvarnakaya) and “the devourer”(Nagantaka). The latter name is connected to his role as the enemy of all snakes which are symbolic of death and the underworld.
Garuda is said to have been the first to teach humankind how to cure snake poison; moreover, worship of or meditation upon Garuda is said to remove snakes from one’s path. In contrast, Garuda represents birth and heaven; in addition, he is associated with the sun and fire.
According to the Mahabharata, Garuda fathered six sons from whom were descended the race of birds. The members of this race were of great might and without compassion, subsisting on the nagas. Fittingly, Vishnu was their protector. Garuda is also the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. The brahmin kite and Phoenix are considered to be the contemporary representations of Garuda. – chakana.me/
Below the Mighty Bird KHAGESVARA By Kurobokan x Unbox Industries at TTE taken by our very own sweetheart Atoyaday.
No ETA on when KHAGESVARA will be released. Stay tuned for further updates. What other colours would you like to see KHAGESVARA be in?
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More about Garuda
The Coat of Arms of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila and it was designed by Sultan Hamid II of Pontianak. On February 11, 1950 it was adopted as national coat of arms
The main part of the coat of arms is the golden mythical bird Garuda with shield on its chest and a scroll gripped by its leg bears the national motto: “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, roughly means “Unity in Diversity”. The shield’s five emblems represent Pancasila, the five principles of Indonesia’s national philosophy. The numbers of feathers were meant to symbolize the date of Indonesian Proclamation of Independence; 17 feathers on each wing, 8 tail feathers, 19 upper tail feathers (under the shield, above the tail), and 45 neck feathers; all symbolize 17-8-1945; 17th August 1945.
The Coat of Arms of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila. The main part of the coat of arms is the golden mythical bird Garuda with a shield on its chest and a scroll gripped by its leg bears the national motto: “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, roughly means “Unity in Diversity”. The shield’s five emblems represent Pancasila, the five principles of Indonesia’s national philosophy. The numbers of feathers was meant to symbolise the date of Indonesian Proclamation of Independence; 17 feathers on each wings, 8 tail feathers, 19 upper tail feathers (under the shield, above the tail), and 45 neck feathers; all symbolise 17-8-1945; 17th August 1945. Garuda Pancasila was designed by Sultan Hamid II of Pontianak, and was adopted as national coat of arms on February 11, 1950. – chakana.me/