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.

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