Mystical Bird Gandaberunda

Logo of the Mysore Wodeyars
Gandaberunda, a two-headed mythological bird

Gandaberunda (Gun-daa-bhae-rundaa, from Kannada) is an Indian mythological bird. It is always shown with two heads and beaks, and believed to possess magnificient strength. The Wodeyars, the erstwhile kings of Mysore, used the bird as their royal logo, and beautiful paintings of the bird can be found in the period art.

Ganda-Berunda
A Gandaberunda is lifting four elephants effortlessly.
Line drawing based on a temple sculpture, Karnataka

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