Funeral Traditions: The Circle of Life
Many different cultures and religions believe that once a person has died, their body must be given back to the earth — usually after a ceremony has taken place to release their spirit.
This varies from place to place, but often involves leaving the body to decompose, ensuring the life cycle with nature is complete.
In contrast, Indian people often choose to perform a ceremony called ‘Moksha’. This ensures the departed skip the rebirthing cycle, and go straight to heaven. To do this, they scatter the ashes in a holy place, such as The Ganges.