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Why we take bath after attending funeral.......?

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Asked by bhaskar erram, 11 Apr '10 06:49 pm
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We bury our dead in the cemetries. The cemetries could be infested with different types of germs. To prevent these germs coming in the house, earlier, people used to change their clother and take bath/shower outside the house and then come in the house. Now, people take shower in the house itself. It is also a good habit not to embrace someone or carry/hold a child after coming home from the funeral unless we take proper bath/shower. This is to avoid the person/child getting harmed by the germs which could have come on our body. This is a good practice to avoid bacteria/germs entering our house and infecting our near and dear ones.
Answered by Francisco, 11 Apr '10 06:56 pm

 
  
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The scietific reason could be that there may be a lot of germs near the dead body.Hence to cleanse ourselves from them , we need to take a bath.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 11 Apr '10 06:52 pm

 
  
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Just a practice
Answered by conviction, 11 Apr '10 06:50 pm

 
  
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To get free from germs if any aquired at the funeral and to get refreshed from the fetigue.
Answered by bhaskara rao, 11 Apr '10 07:25 pm

 
  
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Not necessary , nut as per Hindu guideline one has to purify after coming back from MARGHAT. PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE TO EVEN SHAKE HANDS WITH THE PERSON RETURNING FROM FUNERAL GROUNDS
Answered by searcher, 11 Apr '10 06:54 pm

 
  
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That is the practice followed from long time now
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 11 Apr '10 08:27 pm

 
  
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Basically to feel fresh and cool down after an eventful occasion. Even the complete clothes worn during the funeral are also not used unless washed. Consequently after the bath we can pray for a while for the departed soul to rest in peace (R.I.P). As it is mentioned here in some answers, it is also a practice being followed.
Answered by Sridhar, 11 Apr '10 07:28 pm

 
  
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Just to keep away from the germs,infection,in tamil nadu ,some people misunderstand this and think it as a duty to bath after the funeral..
Answered by sangeetha, 11 Apr '10 06:59 pm

 
  
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As per Hindu rituals one has to purify his/her body after attending the funeral
Answered by sudesh, 11 Apr '10 06:59 pm

 
  
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To symbolically get rid of our attachment with the dead. Washing had been a symbol of relinquishing our attachment. Even Pontius Pilate washed his hands off the crucifixing Christ. Bathing and washing all clothes is to let the soul go to it's rightful place and rest in Peace at His Lotus Feet. We are not supposed to pull him back to this world again. Some kind of renounciation act.
Answered by Jaya Mali, 11 Apr '10 06:57 pm

 
  
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