Monday, July 18, 2005

Garuda Puranam

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A new concept in Anniyan, telling us that we will be punished even for 'lighter sins' we tend to commit often..

These 'after-death-punishment' were forwarded to my e-mail by a friend. Don't know how far it is true but it certainly caught my eyes:

Those who murder pious people and those who cheat divine ones will be sent
This place is a well filled with dangerous animals, insects, birds & snakes.
These creatures will endlessly torture the sinners till their sentence is over.

Those who eat food without offering to God will take the form of worms
and other worms at this place will bite them.

Pandri Mugam
Those rulers/kings who sentence others unjustly and those who torture the
weak old people will be sent here.
This place looks like a pig's face.
Here the keepers of hell will break the sinners' arms and legs.
Their bodies will be squeezed in between rollers like sugar cane.
At such moment, the sinners will faint without realizing it.

Those who steal others' wife, property or children will be terribly beaten
up by the keepers of hell.
The continuous torture will make them semi-conscious, overcome by
greater fear and tremendous pain.

Annatha Thamisrum
Those who deceive their life partners by not offering them food, will be
tortured here till they look like a lifeless tree.
They are made blind for their sins.

Those who take away others' property by their cunning speech and those
who destroy other families for their own happiness will die as pauper.
In hell, those affected by him will take a cruel form then a poisonous
snake to punish him.
Such sinners will be held in Maha Rauravam till their sentence ends.

Those who do cruelty to birds and animals and those who eat their meat
will be pushed into a pot of boiling oil.
They will be in it for countless years.

Those who chase their parents away will be brought here.
This is a place of fire and tremendous heat.
Sinners will suffer internally and externally.
They will not be given food or water.
At such stage, they will be walking,standing and rolling on the floor
with great pain.

Those who convert to other religions without a good reason will be brought
into this forest with sharp knife like leaves.
They will be beaten with sharp edge belts.
Those running away from them will suffer more cuts from such leaves and
Moreover, they will be cut into pieces continuously till their sentence ends.

Those who burned down houses or poison others, those who do mass murders
and politicians who destroy countries will be held here.
They will be fed on dog meat and in return more than 700 dogs will bite them
before they are freed.

Those who do good services for mere publicity will be brought to the top of
high place or hill to be pushed down.
The hard surface/ground will shatter their bodies into pieces.
The hell keepers will gather the bodies together to repeat such punishment

The drunkards will be sent here.
They will be given boiling iron liquid to drink.

Those who disregard other qualified ones or holy ones and those who boasts
about themselves while insulting other capable people will brought here.
They will be hanged up side down, beaten and tortured by the keepers.

Those who do human or animal sacrifices in Yagna and those who eat their
meat will be brought here.
Those killers will be turned to animals and those animals or others killed by
them will take human forms.
They will tear them apart and eat up their flesh and drink their blood.

Those who cheat the innocents who trusted them and those who commit
suicide by hanging or piercing the trident into their body will be brought
Tridents and birds with sharp beaks, will pierce them as punishment.

This place is infested by poisonous and scary five or seven headed
Those who are brought here will be eaten by them.

Those who torture animals or other creatures staying in caves, valleys and
webs will be sent here.
They will be placed in smoky pits, fire pits and punished by poison.

Those who murmur to themselves by cursing their superiors while having
their meals will be sent here.
Crows and eagles will poke such sinner's eyes till their eyeball drop off.

Those who become arrogant about their wealth, those who show hatred to the
poor, those who bury or protect their wealth with
'genies' guarding it and those who refuse to return the money borrowed from
others will be brought here.
Such sinners will be tied with ropes and their bodies will be cut into pieces.

Agni goodam
Those who take away others' things by force will be sent to this chimney like
place to be barbecued continuously.

Vajra goondam
Those who have illegal affairs will be forced to hug burning rods while been

Those who flirt will be poked with spiked weapons.

Those who offend the 'shastraas' will be pushed into the river filled with
blood, pus, flesh, fats, hairs, bones, urine and bowels.
They will be bitten till they bleed by the creatures dwelling in it.
The sinners will struggle helplessly unable to reach the shore.

Those who neglect their culture, those who have illicit affairs with low status
women, those who misbehave without self-discipline and those who
neglect the right way of living so as to live like free birds or animals will
be brought here to eat bowels and to drink blood, urine and pus.

Those brahmins who breed dogs and donkeys and use them for hunting will
become targets for arrows shot by the keepers.

The keepers will whip those who sacrifice cows for the sake of pride.

Those who force their wives into unhealthy sex performance will be
drowned into a pot of sperm forcing them to drink it.

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