Hindus often have little interest in the afterlife.
Websites and Resources on Hinduism: heart of Hinduism hinduism.iskcon.com/index ; India Divine ; Hinduism Today ; ; Religious Tolerance Hindu Page religioustolerance.org/hinduism ; Hinduism Index uni-giessen.de/~gk1415/hinduism ; Hindu Universe ; Wikipedia article Wikipedia ; Oxford center of Hindu Studies uk ; Hinduism Home Page edu/religionet/er/hinduism ; Hindu Website hinduwebsite.com/hinduindex ; Hindu Gallery ; Hindusim Today Image Gallery himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/wih/image-library ; India Divine Pictures of Hinduism indiadivine.org/pictures It is not clear how and why the custom of cremation evolved. There is some archeological evidence that in the distant past burial was the norm and later cremation with a secondary burial became common place and this gave way to cremation, the dominant custom today.
The fire god Agni is asked to consume the physical body and create its essence in heaven in preparation for transmigration. The god Pushan is asked to accept the sacrifice and guide the soul to its proper place in the afterlife. Holy men, lepers and people with small pox have traditionally been buried, with holy men traditionally buried in a vertical position preserved with salt.
Small children under two are not cremated because their soul does not need purifying.
They believe it releases an individual’s spiritual essence from its transitory physical body so it can be reborn.
For the part most cremations are still done the way they have been done for centuries, by following the final life ritual called antyesti, outlined in the Grihya Sutras. Cremation is an extremely important ritual for Hindus.
The ceremony, entitled “Suhaag: A Hindu Same-Sex Mock Wedding,” was one of the first student events to take place in the newly renovated Science Center Plaza, transforming the concrete common space into a colorful scene of celebration.
Against the white and gray backdrop of the new plaza, the brides and their pretend family members, all adorned in brightly-colored saris and tunics, lit a ceremonial fire that represented light, power, and purity.
AZAR - Random Video Chat is exactly what its name suggests it is: an app that lets you have random video conversations with other users.If you like someone, you can continue talking with them.On the other hand, if someone rubs you the wrong way you can jump immediately to the next conversation.Eck before the ceremony, eliciting laughter from the crowd.Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu Student Association, has staged mock Hindu weddings for the Harvard community in the past but has not done so in recent years.
AZAR - Random Video Chat is exactly what its name suggests it is: an app that lets you have random video conversations with other users.
If you like someone, you can continue talking with them.
On the other hand, if someone rubs you the wrong way you can jump immediately to the next conversation.
Eck before the ceremony, eliciting laughter from the crowd.
Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu Student Association, has staged mock Hindu weddings for the Harvard community in the past but has not done so in recent years.
In some cases an effigy is burned to symbolize cremation. These are victims of suicide, murder, or some other kind of violence who, it is believed, have souls that will not rest, no matter what is done to the corpse.