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What is the need to wash the house and purify it with ganga jal after shifting a dead body from the house.

why this purification needed???

no I dont understand this !!

Asked by swati Mittal, 16 Nov '08 07:18 am
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When a dead body is removed, it requires cleaning as that dead body becomes poisonous with advancement of time. At recent times, we can clean that with disinfectionous materials......but Why we use Gangajaal ?? The answer is : Using Gangajaal has got some inner meaning.......with cleaning place, we need to clean our mind also.....with death of a person, we get hurt...our mind becomes sad by thinking that, Yes, one day we also have to go with the same way......So, a natural mind gets clean by using that auspicious Gangajaal.......it is a feeling to use Gangajaal as we know that Gangajaal is the most purified & auspicious water.
Answered by saumen ganguli, 16 Nov '08 11:27 am

 
  
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Good Morning, First let us clean the "Ganga Jal" under the aegis of the the committee set up by the Centre, our Prime Minister as its Chairman to clean River Ganga and think of using that WATER for purification purposes. I salute RIVER GANGES but not its present WATER.
Answered by Srijith KP, 16 Nov '08 07:26 am

 
  
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Traditional Belief.
Answered by Biswaranjan Behuria, 17 Nov '08 10:31 am

 
  
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When one dies then only millions of germs take birth in the dead body until it is burnt.To avoid its existance we clean with disinfectants.It can be either detol or if believed ganga jal
Answered by Narayana Raja, 16 Nov '08 12:30 pm

 
  
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Gangajal is so badly polluted these days that washing the house with it will make lingering sprits so nauseated that they will run away from the house. Clean it with dettol afterwards.
Answered by Satish Kamath, 16 Nov '08 09:28 am

 
  
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It is linked with general cleanliness and faith.
Answered by Vijai Sharma, 16 Nov '08 08:03 am

 
  
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It is a faith among the Hindus. People of other religions and faths may follow different practice of cleansing the house after shifting the dead body from the house. Gangajal does have some qualities in it. You keep Gangajal in a bottle and ordinary water in another bottle. After a few months you may find that the ordinary is smelling bad while the Gangajal will remain as it was. This is true even with the so called polluted Ganga. As far as why purification is needed - even after removing the carcas of a dead animal or insects, the area is cleaned. We call it purification after removing the dead body of our near & dear and relatives.
Answered by ceasium, 16 Nov '08 07:56 am

 
  
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I think to clean the house with jal is good thing but puriying with ganga jal may be superstition
Answered by Vilas Pardhe, 16 Nov '08 07:43 am

 
  
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There are certain herditery believes traditionally followed in Hindu custom - in which the matter quoted by you too is involved. It is a Faith - and Faith cant be overwhelmed even if a guy so wanted due to its impregnation within his blood and secret-fear of consequences likely MAY energe-in if not truly followed.
Answered by Subramaniam PVS, 16 Nov '08 07:37 am

 
  
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