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Lifecycle Rituals: Hinduism

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Rites of Passage

Religious people often have ceremonies to mark changes in their life. Hindu rites of passage cover a person’s birth to their death through various traditions and customs.

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Hindu cremation

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Hindu Symbols 

A lamp is placed by the head of the body.

 

Pinda or rice balls are placed in the coffin.

Flowers or garlands may also be placed around the dead with the Mala.

Birth Rituals

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Hindu Symbols

Water is sprinkled on the dead to show an act of cleansing the body.

Mala, a necklace made of wooden beads, is put around the dead's neck.

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