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The End of Life and Death in India

SevenPonds Blog
September 28 2011

Cultural and Religious Traditions Across the Vast Country

India home to over a billion people is also home to a plethora of cultural and religious traditions. The birthplace of Hinduism Buddhism Jainism and Sikhism India also hosts a large number of followers of other major religions including large Muslim and Christian populations.

This diversity of cultural and religious beliefs also creates a variety of traditions surrounding life and death in the country. Different cultures have different beliefs regarding the purpose of human life as well as varying rituals surrounding the end of life and death. In honor of our week devoted to India we’ll examine some of the rituals of these native religions in order to gain a greater understanding of the culture.

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