Garuda Purana - Table of Contents

Garuda Carrying Vishnu

Translated by Ernest Wood and S.V. Subrahmanyam


CH. 1. The Miseries of the Sinful in this World and the Other 1
2. The Way of Yama 10
3. The Torments of Yama 21
4. The Kinds of Sins which lead to Hell 30
5. The Signs of Sins 38
6. The Miseries of Birth of the Sinful 46
7. Babhruvâhana's Sacrament for the Departed One 52
8. The Gifts for the Dying 61
9. The Rites for the Dying 76
10. The Collecting of the Bones from the Fire 83
11. The Ten-Days' Ceremonies 97
12. The Eleventh-Day Rite 103
13. The Ceremony for all the Ancestors 114
14. The City of the King of Justice 130
15 The Coming to Birth of People who have done Good 141
16. The Law for Liberation 154

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Source: Originally Scanned at, June 2006. Proofed and formatted by John Bruno Hare. The text has been reformatted and rearranged for this online edition at by Jayaram V. This text is in the public domain in the United States because it was published prior to January 1st, 1923. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact in all copies.