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Will You Consider Cremation?

Jun 18, 2008
In the past, the deceased would usually be buried after death. Of course the case will be totally different in cultures such as the Hindu culture. The deceased will be cremated in most cases. Yet there is also a growing trend for people in the US to go for the option of cremation.

You may wonder why there are more people who go for the option of cremation. It can be due to various reasons. One of the reasons is that the cost of cremation will probably lower than that of burial.

The availability of cemeteries is another concern. It is more difficult for people to find a cemetery for burial nowadays. To this end people may choose to have the remains of the deceased cremated instead.

As mentioned, deceased are usually cremated in the Hindu culture. It is also the same under the teaching of Buddhism. As a result, people will also go for the idea of cremation if the deceased is a Buddhist.

In the case of burial, a casket will be needed. However, it will not be needed in the case of cremation. Of course a container will also be needed in this case. In most cases a rigid wooden box will be used.

When the price is considered, it is commonly know that the prices can vary a lot when cremation is concerned. It will greatly depend on the kind of services to be provided. It can be a low as a few hundred dollars. On the other hand, it can also be as high as a few thousand dollars.

You may want to purchase an urn for the remains of the cremation. Yet it is not a must. However, most people will usually purchase an urn to show the respect to the deceased.

It can be a difficult decision for the family members of the deceased to make the decision on choosing cremation. As a result, a pre-planned funeral can always be a good idea if you would like to be cremated after passing away. This can put less pressure on the family members during funeral planning.
About the Author
Jill Essy is an author. She has a website on Online Funeral Planning Online. Be sure to check the article Sea Burial: A Sea Lover's Choice .
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