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.

At the funeral service, a priest or “karta” usually presides over the proceedings, reciting hymns and mantras. Offerings are also made to ancestors and gods. Flowers may be offered, but bringing food is not part of the Hindu custom. There is always an open casket and guests are expected to view the body.

Ten days later, a ceremony is held at the home of the deceased in order to liberate the soul for its ascent into heaven.

Prayers will be advised accordingly.


Our Hindu Funeral Package

The standard package includes the following items:

  • Embalming Service
  • Casket
  • Photo Wreath
  • Photo Enlargement (x1)
  • Bus (x1)
  • Chairs and Table Arrangement
  • On-the-day Funeral Service

These are also available as an option:

  • On-site projector for playing back memorable videos
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