Offbeat: Because of this reason cremation is not done at night in Hinduism!

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In Hinduism, cremation after sunset is not considered auspicious. This question must have arisen in your mind that for what reason Hindus are not cremated at night. Today we are going to give you information regarding this.



According to Garuda Purana, cremation after sunset is against the scriptures. For this reason, after the death of a person in the night, his last rites are performed in the morning on the next day.

There is also a belief behind this that after sunset the gates of heaven close and the gates of hell open. For this reason, after performing the cremation after sunset, a person has to go to hell. It is said that a person who is cremated during the night may also have defects in any part of his next birth.