Acara Kanda
Preta Kanda
Brahma Kanda

La prima traduzione inglese del Garuda Purana è del 1908. L’opera di lunghezza media è composta da 3 sezioni, 318 capitoli e 18000 versi. Sviluppa parti che riguardano la medicina, i rimedi per il trattamento dei disagi, la grammatica, la prosa, importanti genealogie di re antidiluviani, nozioni di astronomia, astrologia, l’arte dell’incanto e molto altro. Esiste un secondo manoscritto con lo stesso titolo, i 7000 versi contengono la narrazione di Brahma a Indra, ma non comprende resoconti sulla nascita di Garuda.

318 capitoli
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111 Capitoli
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383 Capitoli
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1. Discourse between Suta and Saunaka and other Rishis
2. Sources of the Garuda Purana
3. Suta describes the subjects dealt with in the Garuda Purana
4. Order of universal creation described by Narayana to Rudra
5. Creation of the Prajapatis. The progeny of Daksha described
6. Re-incarnation of Daksha in the form of Pracetas
7. Description of the sun-worship etc. as performed by the Svayambhu Manu
8. Description of the mode of worshipping Vishnu
9. The mode of spiritual initiation
10. The mode of worshipping the goddess Lakshmi
11. Description of the Nava-Vyuha form of worship
12. Description of the order to be observed in the course of worship
13. The prayer of Vishnu Panjaram
14. A brief discourse of Yoga
15. Enumeration of one thousand epithets of Vishnu
16. Description of the mode of meditation on Vishnu
17. Description of another form of Sun-worship
18. Mode of worshipping the death-conquering deity
19. The Garudi Vidya which is the cure for all kinds of snakebite
20. Mantra-cure (curative formulas) of snakebite as narrated by Siva
21. Mode of worshipping the Pancavaktra (five faced) manifestation of Siva
22. The mode of worshipping Siva
23. Description of another form of Siva worship
24. The worship of Ganapati
25. Sandal-worship Paduka puja described
26. The mode of performing the rites of Kara-nyasa
27. Rites for neutralizing the effects of snake venoms
28. The mode of worshipping the Gopala manifestation of Vishnu
29. Mantras of be used in connection with the worship of Sridhara
30. Elaborate description of the mode of worship the Sridhara
31. Description of other forms of Vishnu worship
32. Adoration of the five fundamental principles of the universe
33. Worship of the divine discs
34. Hayagriva worship
35. The mode of worshipping the Hayagriva manifestation of Vishnu
36. Mode of performing the rite of Gayatri Nyasa
37. Description of the glories of Gayatri
38. The mode of worshipping the deities, Durga, etc.
39. Description of other form of Sun-worship
40. Mahesvara worship
41. Enumeration of diverse incantation
42. Description of investing a phallic emblem with sacred thread
43. Description of the rite of investing an image of Vishnu
44. Contemplation of embodied and dis-embodied God
45. Characteristic marks of Salagrama stones
46. Adoration of the deity presiding over homesteads
47. Essential features of a divine temple or of a palace
48. Installations of divine images
49. Discourse on Yoga and acts of piety
50. Discourses on charities and gift-makings, etc.
51. Donations
52. Regulations of Prayascittas
53. Traits of the conduct of men marked by the several kinds of Nidhis
54. Progeny of Priya Vrata
55. Description of the Geographical situations
56. Enumeration of the names of princes of the continent of Plaksha, etc.
57. Cosmogony of Hell and the neither regions
58. Position and dimensions of the sun and other planets
59. Discourses on Astrology, presiding deities of the different planets
60. Discourses on the period of influence of the different planets
61. Influences of the moon in her different mansions
62. Discourses of Lagnamana
63. A brief discourse on the auspicious and inauspicious marks
64. A brief discourse on the auspicious or inauspicious marks
65. Auspicious marks on men and women
66. Description of the specific marks of Salagrama
67. The science of Pavana Vijaya
68. Description of the origin of gems in the treatise on Ratna Pariksha
69. Tests of Pearls
70. Tests of Ruby
71. Test of Emerald
72. Tests of Sapphires
73. Tests of Lapis Lazuli
74. Tests of topaz
75. Tests of Karketana
76. Test of Bhishma-stone
77. Tests of Pulaka stones
78. Test of bloodstone
79. Tests of crystals
80. Texts of Corals
81. A brief description of holy pools, Ganga and sanctuaries
82. Description of the sandy of Gaya, and its early history
83. Description of different rites to be performed at different places
84. Ablutions in the river Phalgu
85. Merit of offering funeral cakes at Pretasila in Gaya
86. Merit of performing Sraddhas at Preta Sila
87. Enumeration of the names of fourteen Manus
88. Annals of Ruci
89. Rud hymnises the Pitris, who in their turn grant him a boon
90. Marriage of Ruci and birth of Raucya Manu
91. Contemplation of Hari
92. Contemplation of Hari and its process
93. Laws of virtue as promulgated by the holy Yajnavalkya
94. Initiation with the holy thread the study of the Vedas
95. Duties of householders
96. Origin of mixed castes-the five great Yajnas
97. Purification of Metalled articles
98. Gift-making and Charity
99. Mode of performing Sraddhas
100. Worship of Vinayakas, Durga
101 Propitiation of malignant planets
102. Duties of the order of forest-dwelling hermits
103. Duties of Yatis
104. Signs of sinful souls
105. Rites of atonement
106. Impurities and Purities
107. A synosis of the Dharma-Sastra by Parasara
108. The Brihaspati Samhita Synopsis of rules of conduct
109. Advice on thrift and economy in the Nitisara
110. Advice as to the non-rejectment of certain goods
111. Commendable traits in kings, etc.
112. Commendable traits in servants
113. Injuctions as to the appointments of the honest and the erudite
114. Injunctions as to the distinction of friends and enemies
115. Counsels by Saunaka on forswearing bad wives, etc.
116. Enumeration of the names of Vratas
117. The Ananga Trayodasi Vratam
118. The Akhanda Dvadasi Vratam
119. Agastyaotiya Vratam
120. The Rambha Trtiya Vratam

121. The Caturmasyam Vratam
122. The Masopavasa Vratam
123. Kartika Vratas
124. The Siva Ratra Vratam
125. The Ekadasi Vratam
126. Visvedeva Puja
127. Bhaimi Ekadasi and Dvadasi, Vratam
128. Various Vratas described
129. The Pratipada Vratas
130. Marica Saptami Vratas
131. Rohini Ashtami Vratas etc.
132. The Sadgati Vratam, etc.
133. Asokashtami Vratas etc.
134. Maha Kausika Mantra
135. The Viranavami Vratas, etc.
136. The Sravana Dvadasi Vratam
137. The Damanka Trayodasi Vratas
138. Genealogy of royal princes of solar race
139. Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race
140. Description of the race of Puru
141. Descriptions of kings who came after Janamejaya
142. Incarnations of Vishnu
143. The Ramayanam
144. Description of the Harivarhsa – The Dhanvantari Samhita
145. The Mahabharatam
146. Description of the Nidanam of all the diseases
147. The Nidanam of Fever
148. The Nidanam of Raktapittam (Hemorrhage)
149. The Nidanam of Cough
150. The Nidanam dyspapsea
151. The Nidanam of Hiccough
152. The Nidanam of pulmonary consumption
153. The Nidanam of Aversion of food
154. The Nidanam of heart disease
155. The Nidanam of disease resulting from the excess or abuse of wine
156. The Nidanam of Hemorrhoids
157. The Nidanam of Dysentry
158. The Nidanam of Stangury, etc.
159. The Nidanam of diseases of the Urinary organs
160. The Nidanam of abscesses, etc.
161. The Nidanam of Ascited, etc.
162. The Nidanam of Chlorosis
163. The Nidanam of Erysipelas
164. The Nidanam of cutaneous affections
165. The Nidanam of bodily parasites
166. The Nidanam of diseases of the nervous system
167. The Nidanam of Vata-Raktam
168. The Nidanam of Mukha-roga
169. The Nidanam of diseases of the ears
170. The Nidanam of diseases of the nose
171. The Nidanam of diseases of the eyes
172. The Nidanam of diseases of the head
173. The Nidanam of diseases of the female reproductive organs
174. The Nidanam of difficult labour
175. The Nidanam of diseases peculiar or parturient women
176. The Nidanam of diseases peculiar to infant life
177. The Nidanam of Syphilis
178. The Nidanam of Variola
179. The Nidanam of minor affections
180. The Nidanam of Fistula in Anus, etc.
181. The Nidanam of poisons
182. The Nidanam of goitre, scrofula and glandular swellings
183. The Nidanai of vomiting
184. The Nidanam of Urticaria
185. The Nidanam of Silla, neuralgic pain etc.
186. The Nidanam of aphonia
187. The Nidanam of Udavarta
188. The Nidanam of traumatic ulcers etc.
189. The Nidanam of Sarira Vraldas (idiopathic ulcers)
190. The Nidanam of fractures
191. Medicinal recipes of infallible efficacies
192. Medicinal treatment of fever, etc.
193. Medical treatment of Sinus etc.
194. Vishnu Kavaca
195. Fulfilment of diseases in seven gods
196. Vishnudhara
197. Various medicinal compounds disclosed by Hari to Garuda
198. Eulogy of Tripura
199. The Syantnidhava
200. The same continued
201. The same continued
202. The same continued
203. Medicine of Quadrupeds
204. Names of Herbs
205. Grammar
206. Grammar
207. Prosody
208. Prosody
209. Prosody
210. The same continued
211. Prosody
212. Prosody
213. On Dharmasastra
214. On Dharmasastra
215. On Dharmasastra
216. On Dharmasastra
217. On Dharmasastra
218. On Dharmasastra
219. On Dharmasastra
220. On Dharmasastra
221. On Dharmasastra
222. The Prayascittas
223. On Yuga Dharma
224. Dissolution
225. Results of Karma
226. Yoga
227. Yoga
228. Devotion of Vishnu
229. Devotion of Vishnu
230. Devotion of Vishnu
231. Hymn of Narasirhha
232. Meditation of God
233. Mrtyashtaka Hymn
234. Cakradhara Hymn
235. Vedanta and Saitkhya knowledge of Brahman
236. Vedanta and Sankhya
237. Essence of Gita
238. Essence of Gita
239. Brahma Gita
240. The eight essentials of Yoga, etc.




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