Why do Hindus cremate their dead on huge funeral pyres?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    As salaam alaikum sister,

    Cremation is prescribed in the Vedic books of the hindus. Exceptions to cremation apply in Hinduism where monks, eunuchs, and children under five are buried.

    NOTE: THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART SO STOP READING IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THIS...

    In a traditional cremation, the body is placed on a pyre of wood, oil or ghee is poured over the body, Hindu verses are read and the eldest son lights the pyre. The body eventually begins to contract from the loss of water and sometimes the body actually bends from the waist up, giving the impression that the person is rising to sit up. At this point, it is hit over the chest that breaks it in the middle. A second dramatic is when the brain begins to boil and the head explodes to relieve the stress, at which point a loud popping sound is clearly heard.

    Sorry if I made any of you puke.

    Source(s): Seven years in India
  • JaSam
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    why do christians place their dead in lead boxes and bury them 15 ft in the ground?

  • 1 decade ago

    tats the style of the Hindus. . .

    u got a prob wt tat ?

  • 1 decade ago

    They like the smell

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