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hindu culture - Carlson 1 Rachel Carlson Nurs 464 September...

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Carlson 1 Rachel Carlson Nurs 464 September 17, 2007 Death Practices from a different Culture Assignment
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Carlson 2 “For death is certain to one who is born; thou shalt not grieve for what is unavoidable.” This is a quote that the Hindu culture believes in. Which states that death will happen and everyone needs to be able to move on after the death occurs. According to the holy Bhagvad Gita he says that “He who is born begins to die. He who dies begins to live. Birth and death are merely doors of entry and exit on the stage of this world. In reality no one comes, no one goes.” (hindunet.org) As soon as they person dies many people will meet and pray around the body before the cremation process. They are not aloud to touch the body; if they do it symbolizes polluting the body. They will then bath the corpse and dress them in white Indian clothes. In the case that the wife dies first she is dressed in red bridal clothes, and a widow will be dressed in pale colors. They also decorate the bodies with flowers and
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