Pyres Continue To Burn In Bhubaneswar’s Satyanagar Crematorium


Bhubaneswar: Flames crackle over the wails and prayers of grieving families as they mourn loved ones laid on funeral pyres that burn through the night in Bhubaneswar’s Satyanagar crematorium.

As India’s second wave of coronavirus sweeps through the country, bodies are piling up faster here.

So many fires have been lit in the crematorium that wood stocks are running low.

Cremation is considered an important part of Hindu funeral rites, due to the belief the body must be destroyed for the soul to proceed to reincarnation.

A sudden rise in the Covid death toll along with natural deaths daily in the last few days, is resulting in increased cremation rites that has taken a huge till on the facilities and stock wood.

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