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Why Swami Swaroopanand will be given land samadhi, how is the last rites of sages and saints done

Highlights

In the Sant Parampara, the last rites are performed according to their sect.
Funeral is done in three ways
Bhoo samadhi is usually given to top sages

Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati passed away on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh. He used to reside in Jhoteshwar Ashram located in Narsinghpur of MP. The last rites of Shankaracharya of Dwarka and Jyotimath will be held in this ashram. Since he was the top sage-saint, he would be given Bhoo Samadhi as per Hindu tradition.

How is the last rites of saints and saints of Hinduism done? In what way will he be given his last farewell? Let us know how this happens. In the Sant tradition, the last rites are decided according to their sect. Vaishnava saints are mostly given fire rites, but three sacraments have been prescribed for the saints of the sanyasi tradition.

what are the three ways
In these three funeral rites, there is cremation in the Vedic way, apart from this there is also water samadhi and land samadhi. Many times, according to the last wish of the sannyasin, his body is left in the forests.

Why is the water samadhi not given now?
Water samadhi was given to Devaraha Baba, the main saint of Vrindavan, while the last rites of many other saints also took place in the same way. The last farewell to Baba Jaigurudev was given through cremation. However, there was controversy over this as well. Then the prominent followers of Jaigurudev Ashram had said that according to Baba’s wish, he was being cremated in a Vedic manner. In Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Hindu mythological texts, there is only mention of giving water to Indian saints.

Sage saints were usually given water samadhi only, but after pollution in the water of rivers, now land samadhi has been given.

Now the land is given
In the sanyasis tradition, there has been a custom of giving water or earth-samadhi, but in Vaishnavism, fire rites have been performed for many big saints in the past. Although usually the sadhus were given water samadhi earlier, but the water of the rivers was polluted. Now they are usually given samadhi on the ground.

In which posture is one placed in Bhu Samadhi?
In Bhoo Samadhi, the sadhus are sent off only after making them sit in the samadhi position. The posture in which they are seated is called the posture of Siddha Yoga. Usually sadhus are given samadhi in this posture.

The reason for giving earth samadhi to sadhus and sages by making them sit in a state of meditation and samadhi is also that the body of saints remains full of special energy through meditation etc. That is why on giving Bhoomi Samadhi, their body is allowed to meet naturally in nature.

Aghori sadhus perform their last rites while they are alive. In the process of becoming a monk, Aghori has to first perform his last rites.

How is the last rites of Aghori sadhus done?
Aghori sadhus perform their last rites while they are alive. In the process of becoming a monk, Aghori has to first perform his last rites. The Aghori follow complete celibacy by staying away from the family and at this time they take a vow to give up their family as well. After the last rites, they die for their families and for the rest of the world as well.

what happens in other religions
In Muslim religion, the dead body of his religious person is buried by lying down. Even in Christian rituals, the bodies of clergy, bishops and other religious people are taken out in procession and buried. In the Parsis, religious gurus, as is the custom of their religion, are left open on a special terrace, where vultures and eagles eat them.

Why is the post of Shankaracharya important?
The post of Shankaracharya is very important in Hinduism. Shankaracharyas have got special rights to give orders to Hindus in matters like guidance of Hindus and means of attaining God. In the spirit of uniting Hindus, Adiguru Bhagwan Shankaracharya built four religious capitals (Govardhan Math, Sringeri Math, Dwarka Math and Jyotirmath) in all four directions of India 1300 years ago. Swami Swaroopanand was the head of two of these Peeths. That’s why his status was very important and special too.

Revolutionary sage also became in the fight for freedom
Swami Swaroopanand also had a special contribution in the freedom struggle. In 1942, when the slogan of Quit India was raised by the British, he too jumped into the freedom struggle. At the age of 19, he became famous as a ‘revolutionary sadhu’. During this, he was sentenced to 09 months in Banaras jail and then for 06 months in Madhya Pradesh jail. When Swami Karpatri Maharaj contested the elections by forming his own political party, he was also the president of this political party Ram Rajya Parishad. In 1950, he was made a Dandi Sanyasi. He received the title of Shankaracharya in 1981.

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