Garuda, a bird deity, with the head and wings of an eagle and sometimes with the rest of his body like that of a man, is called the king of birds and he is also the carrier of Lord Vishnu. This god-bird is thought to be remover of obstacles. His image is placed near Vishnu in temples and in pictures he is depicted carrying Vishnu in the skies on its back. The worshipper of this Shaligram is blessed with immense success in his life. All his obstacles are removed and he reaps gold and wealth in all his endeavours. This is a very powerful Shaligram and it makes things happen very fast and hence one Shila should be kept in the alter.