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The Garuda Puran is one of the Vishnu Puranas. It is essentially a dialogue between Lord Vishnu and Garuda. This Purana deals specific issues of Hindu philosophy connected with death, funeral rites and reincarnation.

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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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Which are the crimes in which people becomes ghost and for how much time? [duplicate]

Which are the crimes in which people becomes ghost I got this part here thanks and for how much time (references will be surly better then personal openion)? I asked about suicide but looks like if ...
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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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Why Garuda Purana and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad ask to beat women?

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.4.7 If she does not willingly yield her body to him, he should buy her with presents. If she is still unyielding, he should strike her with a stick or with his hand ...
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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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Conflict between Bhagwad Gita & Garuda Puran regarding the Atma/Soul

In Bhagwad gita, Lord Shri Krishna said that Our soul/spirit is so small even smallar then the size of an atom. We cannot see, harm, or kill it and it is immortal. But Garuda Purana explains ...
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Why can Garuda Purana be read on specific days only?

Is there any reason behind the restriction that Garuda Purana should only be read during normal days (i.e., when there's no death in the family)? My elders told me that it should be only read on the ...