Top 5 things to know in Jain Funerals


Jainism, also called Jain Dharam, is an oldest Indian religious conviction”. Genes believe that the dead soul will be reborn immediately. Therefore, for them, death is a festival or a festival. Crying loudly and celebrating birthdays is not part of Jain Funerals.

Jain main pillars:


Upper Garh.


Jain main types:






5 Things to know about Jain Funerals:

In India, there are various communities and religious convictions and everyone has different prayers, practises, and customs about funeral services. Similarly, in the Jain religion, there are own Customs and traditions about funeral services

  • Pre-cremation Arrangements:

Firstly, the corpse is rub with a damp cloth.

The body is dress and placed in a beer and covered with a shroud.  lit deevo, agarbatti, fragrant incense, and cotton used on a table to clean the environment. The deevo is place on the right side of the head and burns continuously till the last rites.

The head of the body points north.

A dead body photo with a garland around its neck is place on the table along with pictures, religion and books.

After paying they’re at the beginning of the service, men and women sit on separate sides of the room.

  • Beginning of the Funeral Rites:

The body is tied to a beer and taken to the crematorium. Burial is done in a place where there is no harm to living beings, and there is a wooden platform. The body is lift from the beer and placed on a platform with wooden inscriptions. and the eldest son of the dead performs the last rituals.

  • During the Funeral:

Near the coffin of the dead: Apply the swastika.

On top of the swastika: Add a giant, agarbatti and whole coconut.

Read the stewan and bhajan for at least an hour.

  • The closing rites during Funeral:

Camphor, Ghee, and sandal powder are sprinkled on the whole body. The son sprinkles water on the complete body three times and walks around the pyre. While Chanting the Numokar Mantra, he illuminates the Chita. During the last rites, the slogan of Shanti Path is chant.

  • The Cremation in Jain Funeral:

Then after a while they put milk on this place.

The remains is collect in bags.

Residues are not dumped in rivers as they can contaminate the water. So, they dig a hole in the ground and put the remains and salt sprinkling on all sides, so that it resolves easily.

A pastor performs rituals to soothe the soul of the deceased.

Selected bhajans and tributes are recited.

Testimonials are read by guests who want to talk.

A period of silence to pay further homage to the soul of the deceased.

This middle part of the service can be eliminated well by reciting Shivamastu Sarva Jagta.

Hindu death rituals 12th day:

The ceremony held on the 12th day to raise the soul in “Patarloka” which is known as”Sapandikrana“. Here the soul merges with its ancestors. All family and friends invited to the “Sapnekrana” event.

Wrap Up:

To keep the earth clean and pure, the genes perform the last rites of the dead. The last rites is perform as early as possible and cannot performed between sunset and sunrise the day after death.

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