In Buddhism there are some sutra chanted typically at a funeral. Hindu bhajans are more musical than mere sutra chanting, but are there some bhajan culturally linked to mourning the loss of a loved one?

I don't mean specifically something chanted at the funerals proper, but rather some religious song that could be listened to in private to accompany the sadness.

I suspect that in this spectrum the popular music genre is more developed than the religious one.

  • Garuda Purana is generally read after funerals , maybe you can take a look at it .
    – Arun m d
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 21:07
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    In Telugu states, the Bhagavad GIta rendering by Ghantasaala Venkateswara Rao is sometimes played at funerals.
    – user16581
    Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 0:25
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    @Iwillcloseyourquestion But playing Bhagavad Gita during funerals is condemned by many in the Telugu states itself. Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 1:40
  • @Sarvabhouma Can you name some of the people who condemn this?
    – user16581
    Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 1:42
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    @Sarvabhouma IMO, "People are forgetting Gita's spirituality due to being played at funerals", should not be the reason to condemn playing of the Gita at funerals. Let Gita be played at funerals, but let its importance in normal life be also recognized.
    – user16581
    Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 2:03


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