Hindu funerals are largely dictated by traditional customs and religious rites, with a belief in reincarnation. Yet, these rituals also vary between sects and subsects.
According to Hindu funeral customs, the body remains at home until it is cremated, which is usually within 24 hours after death. However, in Singapore, many modern and younger Hindus would rather have the bodies rest either at funeral parlours or at the void decks of their flats. The ashes are then scattered at a sacred body of water or at some other place of importance to the deceased.