The funeral generally includes a ritual through which the corpse of the deceased is given up. Depending on culture and religion, these can involve either the destruction of the body(for example, by cremation or sky burial) or its preservation (for example, by mummification or interment).
When a funerary ceremony is performed but the body of the deceased is not available, it is usually called a memorial service.
A funeral is a ceremony for honoring, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor.
Additionally, funerals often have religious aspects which are intended to help the soul of the deceased reach the afterlife, resurrection or reincarnation.
Funerary art is art produced in connection with burials, including many kinds of tombs, and objects specially made for burial with a corpse.
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A dead adult Hindu is mourned with a cremation, while a dead child is typically buried. The soul (Atman, Brahman) is the essence and immortal that is released at the Antyeshti ritual, but both the body and the universe are vehicles and transitory in various schools of Hinduism.Among Hindus, the dead body is usually cremated within a day of death.
The dead adult's body is carried to the cremation ground near a river or water, by family and friends, and placed on a pyre with feet facing south.The eldest son, or a male mourner, or a priest then bathes before leading the cremation ceremonial function.
He circum ambulates the dry wood pyre with the body, says a eulogy or recites a hymn in some cases, places sesame seed in the dead person's mouth, sprinkles the body and the pyre with ghee (clarified butter), then draws three lines signifying Yama (deity of the dead), Kala (time, deity of cremation) and the dead.
The pyre is then set ablaze, while the mourner's mourn. The ash from the cremation is consecrated to the nearest river or sea. After the cremation, in some regions, the immediate male relatives of the deceased shave their head and invite all friends and relatives, on the tenth or twelfth day, to eat a simple meal together in remembrance of the deceased.
This day, in some communities, also marks a day when the poor and needy are offered food in memory of the dead.