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Garuda Pancasila

Garuda Pancasila is Indonesian national emblem, Indonesia uses Garuda, a mythical bird or bird-like creature (sometimes associated with Phoenix) as the national emblem. Moreover, on its chest, there is a heraldic shield, contains the symbols of Pancasila. And its claws gripping a white ribbon scroll, on the white ribbon, its written Indonesian motto "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika".

The Garuda is the mythical golden eagle, common to both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. The Garuda was a chimera, having the wings, beak, and feet of the golden eagle, but a man's arms and trunk. The Garuda is commonly used as an emblem in South and Southeast Asian nations. The use of the Garuda in Indonesia's coat-of-arms invokes the pre-colonial Hindu kingdoms that spanned across the archipelago, from which the present-day Republic of Indonesia is understood to be descended.

However, unlike the one used in Thailand emblem, Indonesia used more modern style of Garuda, the design its inspired from the Javanese Hawk-eagle. The design is also actually related to the Indonesian Independence day, 17 August 1945.

The number of feathers on each wing totals 17.

The number of feathers on the tail totals 8.

The number of feathers below the shield or base of tail totals 19.

The number of feathers on the neck totals 45.

Garuda Pancasila was designed by Sultan Hamid II from Pontianak, supervised by Sukarno, and was adopted as the national emblem on 11 February 1950.

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