What Is A Hindu Funeral?

​Hindu death rituals dictate that cremation is the norm.

A Hindu funeral may have three parts:

  • A wake/funeral in the funeral home or crematory of family's choice
  • A cremation ceremony (“mukhagni”)
  • A “shraddha” ceremony

 The cremation ceremony takes place at the place of cremation after the body has been moved from the home. There may also be a third Hindu funeral ceremony (shraddha) that takes place about 10 days after the death.