Cremation Process: Pictures & Video
Cremation and its origin in Hinduism
Gaya Shraad Puja: Divine Life Society Rishikesh
Pundith: +91 843 971 4608 (Can contact via WatsApp
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Pundith Sanjay Dwivedi
Pradhan Tirth Purohit
Kashi (Varanasi), India
Kashvita Funeral Society, FSP No. 180166, Tel: 0112110725, Mobile: 0825552050, E mail: email@example.com
Kashvita Funeral Society Details
Gauteng: Hindu Burial Society: 072 388 8971, 011 852 0770, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenasia: Goodies Funeral Directors: 083 506 1089, 011 852 1748, Email: email@example.com
Lenasia: Poonees Funeral Parlour: 011 857 2194, 082 651 1203
Randburg: Poonees Funeral Parlour: 011 477 8316
Snake Road, Klipspruit West
Telephone: 011 980-8337
The township of Lenasia was established by apartheid-era planners for Johannesburg Indians.
Although still a predominantly Indian area, Lenasia today is a more cosmopolitan and diverse suburb.
The cemetery has a section for Hindus. Lenasia has one Gauteng's three crematoria.
Between Caroline and Bartlet streets, Brixton
Tel: (011) 839-3425
Gandhi played a role in the building of the first Hindu crematorium in Johannesburg, and the first in Africa.
In 1908, Gandhi negotiated with the town council to settle on Brixton Cemetery as a suitable plot for a crematorium.
A wood-burning crematorium was built in 1918 and still stands, although a brick, gas-fired crematorium was built in 1956 which is still used.
Graf Street, Braamfontein
Tel: (011) 839-3425
Hindu funeral attire
In Hinduism it is prescribed that white is the standard color that is worn by family members , friends and relatives of the grieving family and those that attend the funeral. This is the norm and has been practised from ancient times. Wearing black is customary in the Western culture as this is considered the colour of mourning.
In Hinduism colour play and very important role in all aspects of life from birth to marriage and eventually to death. It is sad to note that in this day and age this practise is not being followed. We are so easily being influenced by the western norms. One will note that family members dress in black suits when attending a funeral.
The rule in Hinduism is that everyone that attends a funeral should dress in white whereas the deceased should be dress in the appropriate colour. The body of a lady whose husband is still alive should be dressed in red which is the traditional colour of a wedding attire. Should the departed be an unmarried girl she may be clothed in yellow, orange or white. It is customary that the body should be cremated but this rule is not followed in the case of one who has taken the renounced order of life – the body is buried
Further, it should be noted that the attire of the mourners should be simple and modest in order to be respectful to the deceased and the grieving members of the family. I sincerely pray that the day will return when we reinstate these wonderful norms and restore Hinduism to its glory.
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