Though there are Bhairava Temples in the North indicating Shiva’s association with Burning Ghats and there is the association of Varanasi, Benares with Burning Ghat, there seems to be no clear
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”
The practice of Hindus of cremating with dry wood and dissolving ashes in the sea seems to be a better one.