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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?

Garuda purana 1.109.31 is a verse taken From manu smriti, also it's taken without its context Manu says this 8.299. A wife, a son, a slave, a pupil, and a (younger) brother of the full blood, who ...
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If soul gets rebirth into another body, will pinda pradanam and shraddha rituals reach that soul?

The same question was asked to Sri Swami Sivananda. He answers this question in his book "May I Answer That?" 267. When the Jiva undergoes transmigration and takes another birth after ...
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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?

Let us start with the persons who are who are authorised to perform funeral rites of a deceased person. Persons authorized to perform last rites: Garuda said: 1. O Lord, now tell me who are ...
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Where does Periyavachan Pillai discuss Mleccha devotees of Vishnu?

The verse quoted by Vedanta Desika in the Rahasyatrayasara is Garuda Purana 1.227.9 भक्तिरष्टविधा ह्येषा यस्मिन् म्लेच्छो ऽपि वर्तते स विप्रेन्द्रो मुनिः श्रीमान् स याति परमां गतिम् ...
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Aputrasya gatir naasti svargo, naivaca..naivaca

SUMMARY: Sadgati is not denied to son-less parents and a daughter too can perform rituals, the unmarried daughter ranking higher than the married one. There are 12 types of sons and one can even adopt ...
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What is the punishment for consensual sex in Hinduism?

In section CIV of Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata, Bhishma told the following words to Yudhishthira Persons of every order should never have sexual congress with other people's wives. There ...
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Is this shlokha from the Garuda Purana? If so, which chapter?

Yes the sloka is from Garuda Puranam (2.49.98). The following images(& texts) are from the book called Garuda Purana Saaraam(The essence of Garuda Purana). tŸvat tapo vrataÄ t rthaÄ japa ...
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Punishment in garuda-purana

Committing suicide is not recommended in Garuda Purana. Suicide leads to a lower birth and a person has to suffer from ghosthood after death. No sraddha or water oblations are made to a person that ...
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How to perform the Candrayana Vrata?

The ChaAdrAyana vrata is one of the most difficult vratas to perform. Usually, the doer gets rid of almost all the possible sins he has committed. There are many difficult rules to be followed during ...
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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?

These 2 verses show the mindset of ancient householders. Modern Hindus do not have to accept such obviously wrong teachings. Vedic or other scriptural authority does not extend to matters that can be ...
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Are punishments mentioned in Garuda Purana real or just myths to create fear in humans?

Yes, description of hell can be highlighted in itihaas (Mahabharata for example). It is just not Garuda purana Does itihaas mentions about Hell? Book 18 Svargarohanika Mahabharata When Yudhisthira ...
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English translation of complete Garuda Purana

The Motilal Banarsidass translation of Garuda Purana by J.L. Shastri is an unabridged translation and can be downloaded using the link below or from this answer. Garuda Purana English - Motilal - 3 ...
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How does the garuDa purANa extol Lord Shiva as supreme almighty?

okay i found the verses you were searching:— CHAPTER XVI An Account of the Law for Liberation. 1-4. Garuḍa said: I have heard fromyou, O Ocean of compassion, about the transmigrating of the ...
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Where in the Garuda Purana is it said that only three Vaishnava Puranas are authoritative in Kali yuga?

It seems that this is taken from the Garuda Purana: Brahma (Moksa) Khanda: Chapter 1: The wise declare knowledge to be manifold, consisting of various grades — high, low and middling. All that ...
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What is the punishment for consensual sex in Hinduism?

No particular reference for punishment for "consensual sex". Generally by using the term permission (mutual consent), you have made the choice very easy. The confusion in morality starts, ...
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Online Garuda purana

An English translation by Manmatha Nath Dutt is available online here in proofread HTML. Also see a Sanskrit/English edition which is available here in PDF format. If you are looking to buy the book, ...
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Is taking Ganga's name at the time of death another way to attain liberation from rebirth?

No, that is not correct citation for at least this part: "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 ...
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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?

Beating generally doesn't means to beat physically or harshly. These type of verses are present not only for women but in many cases. This is only for the purification of soul and we should not beat ...
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Which species are Urdhvochhishta, Ardhochhishta and Ubhayochhishta?

This question is an excellent reason why one must refer multiple translations when encountering ambiguous verses. First, most important thing is to look at the original Sanskrit verses गरुडपुराणम् - ...
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Who are the creatures that will torture us in hell according to purans?

Nârada said :-- “O Everlasting One! O Muni! Now describe the various actions that lead to these tormenting hells. I like to hear about them in detail.” 2-52. Nârâyana said :-- O Devarsi! He who steals ...
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Aputrasya gatir naasti svargo, naivaca..naivaca

From Manu Smriti: 3.45. Let (the husband) approach his wife in due season, being constantly satisfied with her (alone); he may also, being intent on pleasing her, approach her with a desire for ...
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Is Brahma Kanda of the Garuda Purana an interpolation?

First of, this question cannot be answered on this site using traditional sources. Any text can have interpolations but, an average person cannot prove them through religious inquiries method. On the ...
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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?

Quoting Gita press Translation of Garuda Purana The wicked , the craftsmen , the servants and drum etc . instruments and women etc. attain soft nature only through proper discipline . They can't be ...
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Are punishments mentioned in Garuda Purana real or just myths to create fear in humans?

There are lot of persons here who are masters of vedas and will give you an excellent answer. I am not as muchas experienced to them but will give an answer to my knowledge. Here you have asked a ...
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What happens to those who keep lying using God/Mother promises?

Lying / false promise is a sin. The God, Mother, Father and the Guru are considered equivalent. As per some verses, Mother is the greatest. So fake oaths in reference to any of the above is sinful. In ...
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The need for Puranas and Upanishads

You have asked 3 questions. What is the need for the Puranas? Veda-Vyasa wrote the Puranas after Rishi Narada scolded him and advised him to write texts glorifying the Lord. Narada said in reply: You ...
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Meaning of celibacy in reference to Garuda Puran

Scriptures give 2 definitions of Brahmacharya for ordinary Jivas. I don't know whether these definitions apply to Narayana and Lakshmi Devi. Brahmacharya (celibacy) for monks Not indulging in sexual ...
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Why Does the Avadhuta Gita 1.36 say that The Absolute truth is devoid of Both Duality and Nonduality?

Garuda Purana says the same thing. Reality beyond both Advaita and Dvaita Some seek for the knowledge of non-dual Brahman (i.e. Brahman without Maya) and some for that of the Dual (Brahman with Maya)....
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Where in the Garuda Purana is it said that only three Vaishnava Puranas are authoritative in Kali yuga?

I think it is in this website [https://www.hinduwebsite.com/sacredscripts/puranas/gp/gp.asp on]
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