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re:Burning of dead bodies

From: Sheela Belur (
Date: Wed Sep 05 2001 - 05:05:57 PDT

Dear ShrivaishnavAs:

I too have a related doubt for quite sometime now...

What is the significance in doing  "Sri Choorna paripAlanai" for the
mortal remains after the soul has left the body? It is only done for
a Prapanna's mortal remains just before taking the body for
cremation. When the soul was so fortunate to have gone thru
SamAshrayanam and the necessary rituals when in that body and when it
is on its long journey to its finasl abode of Nithya Kainkaryam, why
do this for the mere body? 


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