In general, funerals and burials are a cultural part of all religions. They are various in different parts of the world. There are strange and odd ones that you hardly believe that it is true. Below are several weird burial customs worldwide.
One of the hardest funeral customs ever is to mummify yourself which is usually done by monks. It is reported that to mummify themselves, monks have a special diet of seeds within three years and another three years of eating roots. Getting ready, the monk will get into the tomb to live. He rings the bell once a day until he dies.
Up to now, about 24 Buddhist monks have undergone this process of mummification
In Zoroastrian religion, the deceased is left on the top of a tower for the vultures to eat. The leftover bones are tossed into the tower’s pit.
Diamond burial is a method that the body of the deceased is burnt and ash is then turned into diamond. Family members can keep it with them forever.
In our body, there are metals. Therefore, when the body is burnt, these metals are separated out and sent to be reused in various products. The remains are put into a biodegradable container and buried.
In Sweden, ecological funeral is considered to be environmentally friendly.
Under-home burial dating from the ancient Maya Civilization is to keep their dead family members close
The Bo People of China hang coffins off a cliff by ropes caught on stakes.
Space burial, one of the most modern funeral customs, costs $1,000 to send the ash into space on a missile.
After seven-year death, corpses are dug up and the shroud of the deceased is replaced by new shroud in Madagascar. Instead of throwing torn shroud away, young married couple keep these pieces of cloth beneath their mattresses. They are supposed to bring lucky in conception.
Famadihana is a traditional funeral custom in Madagascar
Sati is an ancient funeral method in India. Traditionally, when the husband dies, his wife must throw herself onto the funeral pyre to show her loyalty and devotion to her husband.
Coffins designed like what people wish is for dead person to enjoy it for eternity
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