Hindu Funeral Procession

When someone passes away, they wrap the body in white and cover the person with flowers, garlands and sandalwood. The funeral procession includes friends and family that walk through the streets with the body, often going by places that are of special significance, before ending up at the crematorium. Lydia thought it was morbid that I wanted to photograph this, but I thought it was a beautiful celebration of someone’s life. Hindus believe in reincarnation, so the funeral is also seen as a celebration as well as a memorial service.

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November 18, 2011 · 2:07 pm

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