I have had a doubt that do hindus encourage body preservation as Muslims and Egyptian did?

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    No, for the most part we believe in cremation, not burial. Christians and Muslims bury their dead because they believe that at the end of the world there will be bodily resurrection of the dead, which we don't believe. In any case, there are some cases where a Sanyasi goes into Samadhi and their body is preserved, but most people are cremated. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 5 '16 at 13:42
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    Hindus cremate.From where you got this doubt in the first place? I presume there has to be some source.Please tell us about that. – Rickross Feb 5 '16 at 18:06
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    Hindus believe they are a soul with a body; Westerners believe they are a body with a soul. Sometimes saints/sadhus that are considered great parmahamsas will have their bodies preserved in crypts. Anandamayi Ma's body is in a mandir in Kankhal. If a sadhu dies near the Ganga, especially around Kankhal, Haridwar, or Varanasi, the body is simply put into the river without cremation as his 'cremation' already took place when his sannyas vows were taken. Other than that, cremation occurs. Some jivas are so attached to the body that they do not give it up until they see it gone. – Swami Vishwananda Feb 6 '16 at 5:41

In Hinduism dead body is called Parethiv body means pure body which was given to do good karmas made of 5 Mahabhootas. Earth,wind,water,fire and sky and After death body is taken to Smashaan and buried. Agnidev is called pavaka means the one who purifies. And Body is burnt.

  • I ask this not for common people. I mean it for some legends whose followers wish him to rebirth. At that point of time they have to preserve the body of the Legend right. That's why I wish for. Can you share resource proof for this answer ? – Ponmari Subramanian Feb 18 '16 at 11:26
  • Parth Trivedi, Can you share more details about your answer? – Ponmari Subramanian Feb 22 '16 at 5:35

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