Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pre planned funeral a boon

Death of a close one is really painful and shocking. Death is something which is unplanned and uncertain.  There are several Funeral directors who help you in your sad time, and lessen your burden. But Pre-planning your funeral would help your family ease this pressure.
There are several ways to help your family after death. Like having an insurance policy so that they would get money to live after your death or even preplanning your funeral. Pre-planning your own funeral maybe difficult for u but if you are someone who really thinks about your families future must opt for this option. Death is a harsh reality and we cannot escape it, so pre-planning you funeral would help your family financially and somewhat emotionally after your death.

Pre-planning can give you the opportunity to select a funeral service which will meet your needs and wishes. It can reduce the concerns of your family or friends who would otherwise have to guess what you would want for your funeral. A local funeral director can provide professional advice on this important matter.
The cost of an average funeral is on the rise and many people worry about how they will pay for a loved one’s funeral, or how others will pay for theirs. We’ll help you set up a prepaid funerals plan so that you can set aside some money to take care of the costs when you are gone. These plans are available in sikh funerals and other Indian funeral services. Planning a funeral can be a stressful time for families so our aim is to make the process as simple and hassle-free as possible. By making arrangements in advance, you can spare your relatives some of the worry over costs and dealing with funeral directors.
When setting up a prepaid funerals plan, or any other hindu funeral arrangements the money you put aside can go towards things like burial, crematorium, casket, flowers, cars and anything else you and your family would like to include. 
Prearranging a funeral:
  • Involves your family in making these difficult decisions.
  • Means every detail can be arranged according to your wishes.
  • Guarantees that personal records are organized.
  • Saves your family from any additional burden at a time of emotional stress.
Pre-funding a funeral:
  • Spares your loved ones from financial worry at a time of need.
  • Fits your budget with various payment plans.
  • Means funeral expenses can be taken care of today.

There are instances where the deceased resides in a city away from home. It is important that the body is back to the family members right on time. In such cases, one needs to opt for funeral transportation, which is an additional service. Of course, funeral transportation might seem a bit expensive, if you reside in another nation. The cost of shipping of a body is based on the weight of the shipment and the distance from the place of origin to the destination.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Funeral directors, a helping hand

Funeral Directors are those people who help you in your sad times when someone close to you passes away. A funeral director, also known as a mortician or undertaker, Funeral services make all the arrangements required for the funeral with funeral transportation which may be charged extra, and if the deceased stays in some other country or state then the charges are to be paid to both the funeral homes that need to coordinate about the transportation of the body, which is a bit costly option.

These Funeral services look after all the after death rituals of every religion, as the rituals and customs change from religion to religion. In Hindu funerals the deceased is cremated while in Christian funerals the dead are buried. These Funeral services need to act according to each religion and need to keep their rituals and beliefs in mind.
These funeral services look after the floral tributes and the requirement of other material depending on religion or caste. There are several companies in this business in UK out of which Indian Funeral Directors Ltd is one of the leading funeral service providers. They arrange coffins, flowers, transportation of deceased, etc with utmost care and respect.  Right from Tamil funeral to Sikh Funeral they guide and arrange all the duties required in the proceedings.
The Funeral services even look after washing and embalming of the deceased. The embalming process for the Hindu funerals including Tamil funerals will be done after proper consultation with you regarding the needs and requirements. It is also possible for the relatives to be involved in the ritual Wash & Dress of their loved ones.
There are several beliefs about death as we take several religions in consideration.
Hinduism believes in reincarnation and rebirth, they believe that the souls are immortal and imperishable. Even Sikhs believe in reincarnation. This means that a person's soul may be reborn many times as an animal or a human. Therefore, for Sikhs, death is not the end. The Sikh sacred text, the Guru Granth Sahib, says that the body is just clothing for the soul and is discarded at death.
Christians believe that God is just and fair, and so cannot let evil go unpunished. Most believe in the idea of judgement after death, and that God will treat people and bless or punish them in the afterlife according to how they lived their life on earth.
Muslims believe that a human being not only has a body, but also has a spirit is given to him or her by God. The spirit is the seed from which a higher form of life grows within man, higher than physical life, just as the body has developed from a small 'seed' During his life, man's spirit is moulded and shaped by the deeds he does in his life. When a person dies, the physical body is finished, but the spirit remains, as he or she had moulded it by their deeds when alive. That is the life after death.
In the end whatever the beliefs maybe, death is uncertain and a harsh reality which cannot be ignored.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Asian Funeral Services and Funeral Transportation

Death- Same Ritual, Different Ceremonies.

Death is the harsh reality of life and it is next to impossible to deal with it. Whatever be the situation, death is never acceptable. But at the same time, we cannot escape from the nature’s law. Every creation has its destruction, and human beings are not an exception. Dealing with the death of your loved one is the most painful scenario of life. However, this reality will never change and all of us have to accept this with heavy hearts.

A funeral is a ritual to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, to thank for the life lived and to commend the person into God's keeping. It is a ceremony for honoring, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. There are several Funeral services such as Hindu funeral services, Asian funeral services, and Sikh funeral services. These funeral services look after the Hindu Funeral arrangements and rituals and Asian Funeral arrangements and other religion Funerals.

Every religion and caste has different types of rituals performed after death. Muslims, Christians and Asians bury their dead whereas in Hindus and Sikh funerals the dead are cremated and their ashes are immersed in flowing water. Depending on culture and religion, these can involve either the destruction of the body (for example, by cremation) or its preservation (for example, by mummification or interment).

Chinese funeral has several main traditions. There are Buddhist ceremonies that last at least for 49 days. First 7 days are believed to be the most important. Prayers are said every 7 days, for 49 days. If a family of the deceased is poor, this period can be short, lasting for only 3 days.  In the second tradition, the prayer ceremony is held every 10 days: The initial ceremony and three succeeding periods of 10 days until the final burial or cremation. After 100 days a final prayer ceremony is conducted, but this is optional and not as important as the initial ceremonies. The Chinese believe that those seven days after the death of a family member the soul of the departed will return to his/her home. A red plaque with a suitable inscription may be placed outside the house at this time to ensure that the soul does not get lost. On the day of the return of the soul, family members are expected to remain in their rooms. Flour or talcum powder may be dusted on the floor of the entrance hall of the home to detect the visit.

In Hindu funerals the day after the cremation, the karta (head of the family) will return to the crematory and collect the ashes. Traditionally, the ashes should be immersed in the Ganga River, though other rivers are becoming acceptable substitutes. For Hindus living outside of India, there are companies that will arrange for funeral transportation of cremated remains to India and will submerge the ashes in the Ganga. The cremation of the deceased marks the beginning of the mourning period, which lasts for 13 days. One year after the death, the family will observe a memorial event called “sraddha,” which pays homage to the deceased.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Funeral Rituals, apart from Hindu Funerals and Sikh Funerals

Death, indeed, is a harsh reality of life. A sad or an unpleasant occasion is what death is commonly considered, due to the affection for the deceased.
For Christians, a funeral service is a way of saying ‘thank-you’ to God for the dead person and to celebrate their life, as well as saying goodbye. The funeral may take place at a church, or there is a chapel at the crematorium or cemetery where a ceremony or religious service can be held instead.
It is common for people to wear dark colours to funerals as a sign of their sadness. Sometimes Christians ask people to wear bright colours, to show that even though they are sad, they are happy that their loved one is now in heaven. The service will usually include a time when friends and relatives can talk about the person who died, remembering happy times and all the good things that they did.
Unlike Sikh funerals, people are buried in Christian funerals. Some Christians believe in the Resurrection, that after death the body stays in the grave till the Day of Judgment. When everyone will be raised from the dead and be judged by God. As such they want to lead good lives so they can get to heaven. Christians believe that God is just and fair, and so cannot let evil go unpunished. Most believe in the idea of judgment after death, and that God will treat people in the afterlife according to how they lived their life on earth.
Tamil tradition requires people to avoid saying that a person is dead. Instead, the person is said to have reached the world of Lord Shiva, to have attained a position in heaven, or to have reached the world of the dead. Tamil cremate or bury the dead, with burial being more common among lower castes. The body is prepared for the funeral by being washed, perfumed, and dressed in new clothes. Families observe the anniversary of a death by gathering together, giving gifts to priests, and feeding the poor. Generally in Hindu Funerals the dead are cremated.

Sometimes the deceased resides in a city away from home or is not in town at that particular time .In such cases; one needs to opt for funeral transportation, which is an additional service. Of course, if you reside in another nation then funeral transportation might seem a bit expensive. It is important that the body is back to the family members right on time. The cost of shipping of a body is based on the weight of the shipment and the distance from the place of origin to the destination. The fee for forwarding remains to another funeral home and the fee for receiving remains from another funeral home are high. You will likely have to pay both of these fees, in addition to any other funeral home costs and you will have to pay for the cost of the funeral homes for the coordination of the shipping and the shipping container.