Garud Puran: How is the journey to Yamlok after death, you will be shocked to know!


Garuda Purana is one of the 18 Mahapuranas of Hinduism, which is considered a famous scripture. It is the only text in which the events of life and after death are described in detail. That is why it has unique and special importance in all Puranas. We all know that death is the biggest and ultimate truth of life. In the Garuda Purana, Lord Vishnu tells his vehicle, the bird king Garuda, about the mysteries of death and the events after death, which are described in the Garuda Purana.

How is the journey to Yamlok after death?

According to the Garuda Purana, after death, the soul receives a divine vision and then begins its journey to Yamaloka. During this journey, the soul has to pass through different places and according to the sins and virtues done in life, the soul is sent forward in the journey. According to Garuda Purana, before death, a person's voice decreases and all his senses are closed. At the last moment, man receives a divine vision from the Lord and thus begins to see the world differently.


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The Garuda Purana states that after death two messengers of Yamraj come to collect the soul of the deceased, who are terrible to look at. It is said that the Yamdoots treat the soul in the same way that the dead do with the people in their lifetime. If the dead person is truthful and virtuous, then there is no problem with his offering and Yamdoots also take him to Yamlok without any problem.

On the other hand, if the deceased has committed sins in his life, the Yamadoots cause him great pain, tie a rope around his neck and drag him to Yamaloka. Also, the soul of such people suffers in Yamlok.

After reaching Yamaloka, the soul is released back to its home to complete further tasks. The spirit returns to its home and tries to enter the bodies of the family members but is unable to break free as it is trapped.

On the tenth day of the rituals when the family members offer Pindadan to the deceased, the soul gets the power to go to Yamaloka and during these days the soul's connection with its family members and the world also ends.

After this, on the thirteenth day, the Yamdoots come again and take the soul to Yamaloka, where the account of the soul's deeds is done and accordingly, it gets the path to Archi Marg (Heaven), Dhoom Marg (Pitru Lok). Or the path of creation and destruction (hell).