When I talk to people they mention that the Garuda Puranam should be read at sacred places and not at home. Are these recommendations only out of fear of an inauspicious event or are there direct consequences?
Garuda Purananam is a great satvika purana about the glory of Lord Vishnu. It also contains a lot of theological part and many useful mantras and shlokas. It also contains pretakalpa recited after a death takes place. Nonetheless it can be read or studied at any time. It will only add to your religious merit(punya).
Garuda Puranam can be read at home. The discussion between Lord Vishnu and Garuda after death how the atma travels thru several difficult places. How a human being should live in this earth when he has ben given opportunity. There are 28 hells described based on the sins committed by a person during his life in earth. Giri publications Tamil version costing Rs.40 can be read. Ir in the google type garuda puranam and youwill get in detail.
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