Garuda Purana, Garuḍa Purāṇa: 1 definition


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Garuda Purana is an epic conversation between Lord Vishnu and Garuda (King of Birds), primarily emphasizing the reason and meaning of Human Life form. It contains details of life after death, funeral rites and the metaphysics of reincarnation. Many years ago, this Purana was told to the sage Kashyapa by the great bird Garuda himself. Romaharshana learnt it from my teacher Vyasadeva.

The Padma Purana categorizes Garuda Purana as a Sattva Purana (Purana which represents goodness and purity). The epic purana which is considered to be lastly edited by Veda Vyāsa, speaks of different incarnations of Lord Vishnu, geographical description, origin of the Universe, Creation, Procreation, Genealogy of Gods and the journey of a soul after death.

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