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The Garuda Purāṇa is one of the eighteen major Puranas. It is essentially a dialogue between Lord Vishnu and Garuda. This Purana did famous for dealing with issues of Hindu philosophy connected with death, funeral rites and reincarnation.

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Garudi Paravidya

नमस्कार 🙏 Can someone kindly enlighten me on the Garudi Paravidya that appears in the Garuda Purana. I have heard it elsewhere and more curious to know more about it in detail. धन्यवाद 🙏
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What are the punishments for evoking lust in another person?

What are the punishments given to a man/woman (mostly woman) who creates lustful feelings to the opposite sex by showing skin / private parts and blabber. Any references from scriptures like Garuda ...
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Why Does the Avadhuta Gita 1.36 say that The Absolute truth is devoid of Both Duality and Nonduality?

While Going through the Avadhuta Gita recently, I came across the following verse. Avadhuta Gita 1.36:- Some seek nonduality, and others duality. They do not know the truth, which is the same at all ...
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According to the Garuda Purana, what happens to a son who strikes his father?

What happens when a son beats an abusive father? What kind of punishment will he get? (Specifically according to the Garuda Purana)
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Meaning of celibacy in reference to Garuda Puran

Having undertaken the incarnation of Koumara and lived in the celestial region the first deity Hari, 0 Brahman, practised the most difficult vow of celibacy without any break Narayana or Hari who was ...
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Differing Facts between Puranas

Now, the Sushruta Samhita says that, the number of bones in the human body is three hundred . The Vishnu Smriti (institutes of Vishnu ) following the orthodox ( Vedic ) non -medical opinion on the ...
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The need for Puranas and Upanishads

The 4 Vedas stand as the 4 pillars of the Sanathana Dharmam as these 4 Vedas have every knowledge( both Para and Apara Vidya), then why were other Puranas and Upanishads composed? I am reading Garuda ...
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What happens to those who keep lying using God/Mother promises?

I have witnessed many people who try to escape always by keeping God Swear, Mother swear in tough situations. This is not just once, it is their habit of keeping it and has no value/worth on it. They ...
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Oldest Garuda Purana manuscript?

How many versions of Garuda Purana are available ? From which manuscript, the present form of Garuda Purana is printed ? How many manuscripts are there?
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Is Brahma Kanda of the Garuda Purana an interpolation? [closed]

Is Brahma Kanda of the Garuda Purana an interpolation? The Brahma Kanda of Garuda Purana talks about Dvaita, Vayu, Shankaracharya. It tells that Shankaracharya is maniman. Is it an interpolation?
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Is Radha mentioned in Garuda Purana?

Is Radha, the consort of Sri Krishna mentioned in Garuda Purana? If yes, which chapter of which Samhita is she mentioned?
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Last rite ritual Mantras for non-humans

Here is the situation. Assuming Aliens exist & they visit earth. In that process one of them dies. Are there any scriptural notes on such situations as to how the body needs to be cremated? And ...
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Aputrasya gatir naasti svargo, naivaca..naivaca

Since gender of children is not decided by parent but by probability with chromosomes/genetics etc., is not the above indictment hard/unfair on those parents who did not beget male offspring? Is it ...
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Havishyana and prohibition on use of oil and soap during sutak

There are some rules I read on multiple sites that need to be followed during ashouch/sutak. Only havishyana (i.e boiled food that can be offered in havan) should be consumed till the 10th day. ...
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Where is this verse attributed to the garuDa purANa found?

I was reading excerpts from a book called sva-dharmAmR^ita-sindhu, which gives many instructions about worship and daily practice for devotees of the nimbArka sect. In one place, it talks about the ...
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Who are the creatures that will torture us in hell according to purans?

There are many tortures mentioned in purans. So who will torture bad people in hell.
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Complete theology of Vaitaraṇî River?

In my local community area, the recitation and listening of the Garuda Purana from the 8th to the 11th day ( within the 12 day period of after-death rituals for the deceased) by the family priest and ...
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If there is hell and heaven in Hinduism. Then why is there rebirth and moksh? [duplicate]

We see the concept of rebirth and moksha , while we also see hell and heaven in Hinduism. Garuda purana says a lot about punishments in hell Also read https://www.quora.com/If-early-Hinduism-believed-...
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Where in the Garuda Purana is it said that only three Vaishnava Puranas are authoritative in Kali yuga?

I read somewhere that Garuda Purana declares that only three Vaishnava Puranas should be considered authoritative in Kali Yuga. By priority they are:- Bhagavata Purana Vishnu Purana Garuda Purana ...
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Best unabridged Version of Garuda Purana [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest me unabridged Version of Garuda Puranam in English and Preferably in Tamizh?
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Which species are Urdhvochhishta, Ardhochhishta and Ubhayochhishta?

The Dharma Kanda (Preta Kanda) of Garuda Purana contains a great detail on description of hell, the journey of our soul after death. It also contains detailed explanation of cremation rites to be ...
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Do these Garuda Purana verses say that Karma is supreme and acts on all?

I came across interesting verses in Garuda purana verses (1.113.14-16) Bhima, Arjuna and others were born as princes, they were pleasing and delightful like the moon; they were valorous, ...
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Does Garuda Purana suggest cremation ritual should be done only by son of same gotra excluding son born of inter caste marriage?

During a condolence meeting, I heard Garuda Purana Katha and during that, pundit said cremation ritual will be fruitful only if it's done by your own family member like your son or brother's son etc ...
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What happens to the soul of a person who died unnaturally in an accident?

If a religious, generous, kind-hearted person dies unnaturally in an accident what happens to its soul? The person had done great works in his life of 46 years and on the second hand, he was a ...
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Are punishments mentioned in Garuda Purana real or just myths to create fear in humans? [closed]

There are 28 types of punishments mentioned in the Garuda Purana. If seen in detail, they are all cruel. Hope these are told because human beings will not do any bad things during their lifetime. In ...
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Is taking Ganga's name at the time of death another way to attain liberation from rebirth?

From "India and Its Faiths: A Traveler's Record": Page 36: He who calls, O Ganga! Ganga! While life is flickering in the throat, goes when dead to the City of Vishnu and is not born again on earth....
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How does the garuDa purANa extol Lord Shiva as supreme almighty?

I think in the 16th.chapter of garuDa purANa. There are verses which talk about Sri Shiva as supreme being. Can.someone please give insight on this?
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Punishment in garuda-purana

a) If someone is really depressed and want to commit suicide, are there any punishments for this also in garuda-purana? b) Doesn't it means that they have more pain than they could bear so it's not ...
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Where does Periyavachan Pillai discuss Mleccha devotees of Vishnu?

Mlecchas refer to people who are foreign to India and the Vedic tradition, in contrast to Nastikas who are from India but reject the Vedic tradition. In this excerpt from his Rahasyatraya Sara, the ...
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If child is not born even after several years of trying in marriage....is there anyway to escape from punnama hell?

Option like changing my dharma from Hindu to Islam/christian where we can attain heaven even without child and through only bhakthi....
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How to perform the Candrayana Vrata?

According to many Vaishnava Puranas such as the Padma Purana and the Garuda Purana, people who have taken tamasic food must perform the Candrayana vrata but not much details are given about it. So how ...
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Are these verses from Garuda Purana and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad asking men to beat women? If not, how should they be interpreted?

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 6.4.7: If she is not willing, he should buy her over; and if she is still unyielding, he should strike her with a stick or with the hand and proceed, uttering the following ...
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Online Garuda purana [duplicate]

I am searching for an authentic source to read garuda purana in Hindi or english. Share If there is any website or link. Also any book recommendation will do the job.
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Are there prohibitions regarding reading or hearing Garuda Purana and if yes which Scriptures mention them? [duplicate]

Among the 18 major Puranas one is called the Garuda Purana.Usually its recited during death rites . There is also a belief that it should only be recited during death rites and not in normal ...
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If soul gets rebirth into another body, will pinda pradanam and shraddha rituals reach that soul?

I had a big doubt from many years, but didn't get a chance to get it clarified. As we all know punarapi jananam; punarapi maranam from Adi Shankaracharya's Bhaja Govindam which means until all of our ...
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Rules regarding Sutaka?

Upon death of a person, who among the relatives are required to observe sutak? Except immediate family members, how many generations do observe Sutaka? How Generation is determined?
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Is appearance and divinity of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu foretold in Garuda Purana?

Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is regarded as incarnation of Lord Krishna by Gaudiya Vaishnava sect. Lord Chaitanya was born in Navadvipa Mayapur in west Bengal state of India in 15th century. He spread ...
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Is this shlokha from the Garuda Purana? If so, which chapter?

From here: Garuda Purana says: tAvattapO vrataM tIrthaM japahOmArchanAdikaM vEdashAstrAgamakathA yAvattattvaM na vindati So long as one has not achieved atma jnana, one should ...
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Kapaleeswara and Adikesava - Mylapore [closed]

Kapaleeswarar: The Wikipedia says The temple's name is derived from the words kapAlam (head) and eeshwarar an alias of lord Shiva. According to the Puranas, during the meeting of Brahma and Shiva at ...
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Why after the death of a family member or a close relatives they won't pray till the 11th day ceremony?

When my grandfather passed away, my family did not pray for 11 days till the 11th day ceremony. Also we were vegetarian during that period. I asked my family but I did not get a convincing answer. ...
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Is Mother's womb devoid of Maya (illusion)?

I was reading a book Biography of Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami and Author delineates the Vedic Science of development of Embryo in that book. Veerabrahmendra Swami or Brahmam garu was a mystic ...
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Is it really King Chitrabhanu of Ikshvaku race that's mentioned in the legend of Maha Shivaratri?

The Wikipedia article for Maha Shivaratri narrates a story of how a hunter accidentally performs abhiseka of a Shiva linga using Bael leaves on the night of Shivaratri and goes to Sivaloka (Kailasa) ...
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English translation of complete Garuda Purana

Where can I find English translation of complete Garuda Purana online? Related question: Complete English translations of Puranas
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What is the relation between Krishna's cowherd wife Nappinnai and his queen Satya?

Most people know about Radha, who is said to have been Krishna's lover and his favorite among the Gopis, whom Krishna spent time with during his childhood in Vrindavan and Gokulam. Yet the Sri ...
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Was Draupadi reborn in the house of Adi Shankaracharya?

In this excerpt from the Garuda Purana, various incarnations of Vayu the wind god are described. In particular, it says this: When lord Rama incarnated on earth, Vayu was born as Hanuman for ...
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What is the punishment for consensual sex in Hinduism?

If someone has sex with a maid or someone else's wife with their permission (mutual consent), what is the punishment for it as per Hindu scripture?
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Who need to do the Garuda Purana pooja?

Who all need to do or read the Garuda Puranam pooja. What all are the instructions that we need to follow while doing, and after doing that. What age people can to do this. What is the purpose of ...
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Why Hindus don't give clothes to the body of dead at time of cremation?

I was in visit to Kerala of my christian friend. There I was asked many questions about Hindu mythology. They asked me why we not give any clothes when we cremate anybody. I had no answer but I ...
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Interesting things in Garuda Purana chapter 15 [closed]

While listening to today's Garuda Purana disclosure found a beautiful chapter 15 (An Account of the Coming to Birth of People who have done Good) . In this chapter The Purana in detail explains how ...
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Can Garuda Puranam be read at home?

This question is in reference to the question asked before. Why can Garuda Purana be read on specific days only? When I talk to people they mention that the Garuda Puranam should be read at sacred ...
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