Garuda purana is a well narrated devotional story of Garuda who is called the king of all birds. Garuda is none but the vahana of Lord Vishnu, the Almighty Preserver & Creator in Hinduism. This is a spiritual, insightful book which focuses on the history of Garuda and Lord Vishnu. Sri Garuda Puranam, is one among the primary 18 puranams. It is said to be a "sathwika puranam" (meaning "pure" and "enigmatic") because of its mentions of virtues and devotion to Sri Mahavishnu. It contains details of life, death, liberation, duties and rituals, and the punishments for non performance. It emphasises the importance of Antyeshti (the rituals to be performed after one's death). This book is given in Tamil in prose form.