What are the Shraddha rites?
Shraddha, Sanskrit śrāddha, also spelled sraddha, in Hinduism, a ceremony performed in honour of a dead ancestor. The rite is both a social and a religious responsibility enjoined on all male Hindus (with the exception of some sannyasis, or ascetics).
Shraddha, originally a Sanskrit word, is combination of two words "Sat" meaning truth and "Adhar" meaning basis. So it means anything or any act that is performed with all sincerity and faith. It is said, “Shraddhyaa Kriyate Yaa Saa”: Shradh is the ritual accomplished to satiate one's ancestors.
- Morticians or funeral directors, often referred to by the old-fashioned term "undertaker," are professionals providing funeral and embalming services for the dead and their families. Although it's not a career with broad appeal, it's a stable and reliable field.
- It's all consumed." Kirkpatrick says clothing is optional. "If there's been a traditional funeral, the bodies are cremated in the clothing. When there's just a direct cremation without a service or viewing, they're cremated in whatever they passed away in — pajamas or a hospital gown or a sheet."
- Some crematories have a secondary afterburner to help burn the body completely. Otherwise, the cremation technician may have to crush the partially cremated remains with the help of a long hoe-like rod. As a result, the corpse is reduced to skeletal remains and bone fragments.
The Sage of Shirdi, the Saibaba, emphasised two virtues for wellbeing: faith or shraddha and patience or saburi. The two virtues are complementary. Each is both, the cause as well as the effect of the other; and both are the means as well as the end of the other.
- The Sage of Shirdi, the Saibaba, emphasised two virtues for wellbeing: faith or shraddha and patience or saburi. The two virtues are complementary. Each is both, the cause as well as the effect of the other; and both are the means as well as the end of the other.
- A key step in making brain transplants possible is the ability to connect nerve fibers from the transplanted brain to the native spinal cord. This is very difficult and is one of the main reasons why severe spinal cord injuries are so devastating and usually permanent.
- Common heart attack signs and symptoms include:
- Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.
- Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Cold sweat.
- Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness.
Updated: 7th September 2018