Sri Garuda Purana (Pending proof reading) is published in Kannada PDF Downloadable format:
Garuda Purana is Vishnu’s sermon to Mahatma Garuda, as conveyed by Brahma to Maharshi Marichi
It is one of the most referred Satvik Puran, written by Lord Vedavyasa.
It contains nineteen thousand ‘Shlokas’.
At the beginning of the Purana in the ‘Purva Bhaaga’, there is brief introduction of ‘Srishti’.
It is followed by the Puja of Surya Deva and other Deities, Diksha Vidhi or procedure of assuming Diksha or disciplined way of life; Shraadda Puja, Nava Vyuha Puja, Vaishnava Panjara, Yogaadhyaaya, Vishnu Sahasra naama kirtana, Vishnu Dhyaana, Surya Puja, Mrityunjaya Puja, Maalaa Mantra, Gopala Puja, Trailokya mohana Shridhara Puja, Vishnu-Archa, Pancha Tatwaarcha, Deva Puja, Sandhyopaasana, Durgaarchana, Maheswara Puja, Sarva Deva Pratishtha, Ashtaanga Yoga, Daanadharma, Praayaschitta vidhi, Naraka varnana, Jyotisha, Saamudrika Shastra, Swara Jnaana, Nutana Ratna pariksha, Tirtha Mahaatmya, Gaya Mahatmya, Pitaropaakhyaana, Varna Dharma, Ashrama, Preta shuddhi, Niti Shastra, Vratha katha (story), Surya/Chandra Vamsha, Shrihari Avataara katha, Ramayana, Hari Vamsa, Bhaaraataakhyana, Ayurveda, Chikitsa, Dravyaguna, Roga naashakaVishnu Kavacha, Garuda Kavacha, Traipura Mantra, Prashna chudaamani, Vyakarana, Chhanda, Tarpana, Bali Vaishva Deva, Sandhya, Paarvana Karma, Nitya Shaaddha, Sapindana, Dharmasaara, Praayaschittha (atonement of sins), karma phala, Yogashastra, Vishnu Bhakti, Nrisimha Stotra, Vishnvarchana stotra, Vedanta / Saankhya siddhanta, Brahma Gyana, Atmaananda, and Geetaasaara.
The Uttara Khanda starts off with Preta Kalpa varnana.
Asked about Dharma, Bhagavan Vishnu explaines the route to ‘Urdhwa lokas’ or the higher destinations. He also explains the performance of well defined acts of Virtue including Shodasa Shraaddhas, ‘daanaas’etc.
He also give brief account of the route to Yamaloka, the wretched experiences on way, ‘Preta’s features, ‘sapindikarana’, ‘pretatwa mukti’, the erstwhile deeds of help rescuing the Preta from various torments, Yama loka varnana, determination of sins or good deeds, effectiveness of follow-up deeds by progeny performing the rites after the death under reference, Madhya shodasda shraaddha, proactive deeds to enable ‘swarga prapti’ of the deceased, ‘sutaka dina sankhya’or the number of ‘Asuchi’ depending on the relationship to the deceased, Narayana bali karma, Vrishotsarga Mahatmya, Nishidha karma tyaga, criteria for Swarga Prapti, etc.
The Purana also gives accounts of the seven under worlds, five upper worlds as also of Brahmanda Charitra, Pralayas, ever-repetitive cycles of birth and deaths etc.
Reading, writing, hearing, thinking and imagining of post-life experiences of the contents of Purana during ‘Vishuva’ Yoga time along with charity of a golden swan to a Brahmana would help reduce the severity of sins.
It is treasure highlighting the most important Achara and Vichara in one’s life.
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