Trichinopoly, India (probably, made) Date: ca. 1825. Garuda, the 'vahana' of Vishnu, returning with the vase of Amrita, which he had stolen from the gods in order to free his mother from Kadru, mother of serpents. The 'vahana' is the animal mount or vehicle of a Hindu god or goddess. From a series of 100 drawings of Hindu deities created in South India.