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Can Garuda Purana Be Kept at Home? – Can We Read Garud Puran At Home?

There are certain superstitions in Hinduism spread by people who have no knowledge about the religion and one such strange superstition is related to Garuda Purana. There is a belief among some Hindus that Garud Puran should not be read at home and the book should be kept in house. It should be read only when there is a death in the family. Can Garuda Purana Be Kept at Home? Yes, it can be kept at home.  Can We Read Garud Puran at home? Yes, it should be read and properly understood. Garuda Purana has two parts; The first part is dedicated to Vishnu Bhakti The second part is dedicated to the journey of the dead and the rituals that have to be performed by relatives. The advantage of reading the Garuda Purana: It gives complete information about sin and virtue The results of our activities on earth. It is a complete guide to the Hindu concept of hell and heaven. The basic knowledge required to perform Shradh and other rituals towards the dead is found in the p

Gauri Udiyar – Cave Temple near Bageshwar in Uttarakhand

Gauri udiyar is a cave temple located around 8 km from Bageshwar in Uttarakhand. This large caves shrine is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Numerous idols of Shiva are placed in the cave measuring 20 X95 Sq Mts. The shrine attracts scores of devotees throughout the year. Special pujas are performed here during Shivratri, Shravan month and the Navratras. In Shravan month, Kanwarias visit the shrine in large numbers.

The One Is Real; The Many Are Mere Names And Forms – Ramana Maharishi

The mind turned inwards is the Self; turned outwards, it becomes the ego and all the world. Cotton made into various clothes we call by various names. Gold made into various ornaments we call by various names. But all the clothes are cotton and all the ornaments gold.   The one is real; the many are mere names and forms. Association with sages should be made because thoughts are so persistent. The sage has already overcome the mind and remains in peace. Being in his proximity helps to bring about this condition in others, otherwise there is no meaning in seeking his company. The guru provides the needed strength for this, unseen by others.  – Ramana Maharishi