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Q1. Where can I read Garuda Purana?


The Garuda Purana describes the journey of the departed soul and is often recited at funerals or Shraddh ceremonies. However, having the Garuda Purana at home is considered highly auspicious and therefore there is no harm in acquiring knowledge about how the soul undergoes the journey after leaving the material body. You can read it anytime and anywhere you want. It is to be read like any other Vedic literature. This knowledge was given by the Supreme Lord Vishnu to His divine carrier Garuda. It is a mystical science that everyone should know.

Q2. Who is the writer of Garuda Purana?


Garuda Purana is a key part of Vedic literature that describes the conversation between the Supreme Lord Vishnu and His divine Mount Garuda. The Lord elaborately tells Garuda about the journey of a departed soul. This Purana is an important part of the Vaishnava studies. All the Vedas, Puranas, and Upanishads were compiled by Srila Vyasadev, the literary incarnation of the Lord at the beginning of Kaliyuga. Later, they were passed down orally through bona fide disciplic succession. This tradition is still followed by the four Vaishnava Sampradayas.


Q3. Can Garuda Puranam be read at any time at home?


Just like any other Puranas, Garuda Purana is to be considered worshipable. All the Puranas are an ocean of transcendental knowledge that must be taken without any material consideration. It is very auspicious to keep the Garuda Purana at home and it is even more beneficial to read it every day. You may read it at any time according to your time and schedule. There are many valuable lessons mentioned in the Garuda Purana that bring about urgency in the lives of the conditioned souls for taking shelter of the Supreme Lord. Hence, it must be read daily.


Q4. What are some of the best versions of Garuda Purana?


Garuda Purana is a must-have Vedic literature at home that can be read at any time of the day. If you are looking for the Hindi version of the Garuda Purana, you may consider the following options available on the website of Exotic India: “गरुडपुराण सारोध्दार (संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद) - Garuda Purana Saroddhara” published by Gita Press, “गरुड़पुराण: Garuda Purana in Simple Hindi” by Pt. Daulatram Gauda Vedacharya, “गरुडमहापुराणम् (संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद) - Garuda Purana: The Only Complete Edition with Sanskrit Text and Hindi Translation” by Radhika Raman.