Cremation for Hinduism

Traditional and Symbolic

At Lay to Rest Cremation, we understand that honoring cultural and religious customs is an important aspect of the funeral planning process. We are here to help you plan a traditional Hindu cremation that reflects the beliefs and values of your loved one. Our experienced funeral directors are knowledgeable about Hindu customs and can guide you through the process, helping you to make informed decisions and ensure that all necessary rituals are performed. We offer a range of services, including assistance with the cremation ceremony and arranging for the scattering of the ashes in a holy river or other sacred body of water. We are here to support you and your family during this difficult time and to help you create a meaningful and memorable farewell for your loved one.

How it works:

In Hinduism, traditional cremation is considered to be an important rite of passage that helps the soul to move on to the next life. During a traditional Hindu cremation, the body is typically bathed, wrapped in a white shroud, and placed on a pyre made of wood. Family members and friends may offer prayers and perform various rituals before the pyre is lit. The cremation ceremony is considered an important opportunity for family and friends to say goodbye and honor the life of the deceased. The ashes are typically collected and scattered in a holy river or other sacred body of water. The traditional Hindu cremation reflects the Hindu belief in reincarnation and the cycle of life and death.