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Can electric cremation be considered as a valid substitute for the funeral pyre?

What are the reasons specified in scriptures, behind the traditional funeral? are those reasons not fulfilled by Electric cremation?
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What should a Hindu son do after the death of his father? [duplicate]

I am the youngest son of 3 brothers and my father passed away yesterday. I went to the temple yesterday to seek the help of a pandit for funeral and cremation, when at the temple he mentioned that I ...
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Why ashvalayana ghriya sutra dictates that bones of cremated person should be buried

Generally In hindu funeral people cremate(for non sanyasis)the dead and on the third day people collect ashes/bones, and throw them into river also known as Asthi sanchaya. The asthi sanchaya rite ...