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What do Hindu Do When Someone dies?
While some Hindus do bury their dead, the most common practice is to cremate the body, collect the ashes, and on the fourth day, disperse the ashes in a sacred body of water or other place of importance to the deceased person.
How many days does a Hindu funeral last?
Hindu Funeral Rites & Traditions A Hindu funeral typically takes place within one day and sometimes two days after the time of death. No gifts or flowers should be brought to the funeral, although flowers may be sent or brought ahead of time.
What do you take to a Hindu funeral?
Hindu Funeral Rites & Traditions No gifts or flowers should be brought to the funeral, although flowers may be sent or brought ahead of time. Hindu funeral rites take the form of chants, or mantras, which are specially written to be chanted at funerals.
Can I wear black to a Hindu funeral?
Casual, white clothing is the preferred norm. In fact, many mourners wear sandals to the funeral, as it is compulsory to take off shoes to pray at the temple during services. Wearing black, which is customary in Western cultures to denote mourning, is considered impolite at a Hindu funeral.
How do you count 40 days of death?
Many people wonder when speaking of 40 days after death, should the day of death be counted? The 40th day of death is not the same as 40 days after death. Generally, “after death” means to begin counting the next day.
Is it OK to say RIP?
It’s slightly more respectful in typing to use R.I.P. (e.g. here), but either way is perfectly acceptable. I would never use rip myself, but in the right context it would at least show sympathy. Feeling grief is a personal thing.
How do you say someone died?
What to say when someone dies unexpectedly
- This is such a tragedy. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. I’m so sorry you’re going through this.
- I can’t believe Sam is gone. You must be devastated. I just wanted to say that I’m here for you.
- I’m thinking of you. This is so unexpected and so sad.