Sri Garuda Purana, is one among the primary 18 puranas. It is said to be sathwika purana because of its mentioning 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 ones death). This book is given in Tamil in prose form.