Chinese Funerals

Chinese Funerals - 10/2/11 Chinese Cemeteries Generally...

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10/2/11 Chinese Funerals Two major traditions for which are observed: Buddhist Ceremony Prayer Ceremony
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10/2/11 Buddhist Ceremony Traditionally last over 49 days Prayers are conducted every 7 days It is the daughters responsibility to pay the funeral expenses
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10/2/11 Prayer Ceremony Held every 10 days The Prayer Ceremony includes: The Buddhist Ceremony 3 succeeding periods of 10 days A final Prayer Ceremony is held after 100 days
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10/2/11 Chinese Funeral There are 4 major factors that determines the funeral and burial custom The age of the deceased The cause of death Marital status The deceased’s status and position in society
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10/2/11 Chinese Funeral Funeral planning traditionally begins when a person is taken to be gravely ill The traditional Asian casket is ordered during this time The casket is rectangular with 3 “humps”
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Unformatted text preview: 10/2/11 Chinese Cemeteries Generally located on hillsides This is believed to improve Fenghui (geomantic omen) The grave is considered to be better the higher it is 10/2/11 Hindu Funerals The body of the deceased is cremated in a Hindu Funeral The cremation site is called Shmashana. It is traditionally located near a river The body is cremated on a funeral pyre 10/2/11 Hindu Funeral The body is placed on top of the pyre with the feet facing towards the south This allows the soul of the deceased to walk in the direction of the dead 10/2/11 Hindu Funeral 1-2 days after the funeral, the deceaseds remains are placed in a urn The remains are then immersed in a river. The wealthy often have this done in Varanasi, Haridwar, Allahabad, Srirangam, and Kanya Kumari....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course GEOG 1113 taught by Professor Bays during the Fall '10 term at Oklahoma State.

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