Agni's another name is pavak (i.e which purifies everything) So, Is burning oneself alive by entering into funeral pyre (chita pravesh) a dharmic way of committing suicide ?

Arjun took a vow of entering into his funeral pyre if he was not able to kill Jayadrath before sunset . Thus it indicates that it is a valid way of committing suicide.

It is different fact that most men don't have the guts to do it . But Is it dharmic way of committing suicide ?

  • Sati - Yes. There have also been other instance of people doing Agni Pravesh in Itihasa/Puranas - e.g. Amba/Shikhandi.
    – mar
    Jul 21 at 15:28

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