Garuda Purana: Why should we not look back while returning after cremation? - Newztezz Online


Friday, July 9, 2021

Garuda Purana: Why should we not look back while returning after cremation?

Garuda Purana is considered one of the 18 Mahapuranas. 
In this, the person has been told about virtue, policy, yajna, chanting, austerity, dispassion etc., as well as the rules of death and the conditions after death have also been mentioned. The rules of cremation have also been told in the Garuda Purana and it has been said not to look back after cremating the dead body. Know about it here.

It is said in Garuda Purana that even after the destruction of a person's body, his soul is not destroyed. After the death of a person, that soul adopting a subtle body goes to other worlds and suffers the deeds of its sin or virtue and when the time comes, it assumes another body. According to Garuda Purana, after death, the soul sees its body being consumed with its own eyes.

According to Garuda Purana, even after burning of his body, the attachment of the soul with his relatives does not end and he wants to return to them again. In such a situation, looking after the relatives, the soul feels that you still have attachment towards him. In such a situation, it is not easy for the soul to get out of the bondage of attachment. Therefore, without looking back after the cremation, a message is given to him that now the time has come to be free from the bondage of that soul. Therefore, now he should leave the attachment of his family and move forward.

Apart from this, there is also a belief that even after burning its body, the soul comes back after its relatives and wants to get some body. It is believed that on looking back, the soul sees your attachment towards him and it enters the body of such a person and starts persecuting them. Most of the soul tries to capture children or weak hearted people. Therefore, such people should be kept in the forefront while returning from the crematorium.

(The information given here is based on religious beliefs and folk beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for this. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general interest.)

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