Why Cremate The Dead

Hindus , majority of them, Cremate the Dead, especially The Brahmins as it is the only procedure laid down in disposing of the Dead.   Elaborate rituals are performed before lighting the Funeral  Pyre.   The Sastras define five different types of Fire and ordains the Use of one type of Fire, which is generated by a specific method.Continue reading “Why Cremate The Dead”

Dying to be green? Now, try ‘bio-cremation’-Times of India.

The practice of Hindus of cremating with dry wood and dissolving ashes in the sea seems to be a better one.