After the death of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka-Sharda Peeth, he will be given Bhoom Samadhi on Monday i.e. today. Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has been the biggest religious teacher of Hinduism. Usually in Hinduism, after the death of someone, they are cremated by burning them, but the last rites of sadhus are not done like this. They are given a tomb.
Bhoomi-samadhi is usually given for them. For this a pit is dug. In such a situation, the question arises that why the sages and saints are not burnt and why they are given land tomb. Let us know the answers to these questions…
This is the reason for giving land tomb
It is believed that even after death, the body of the sage-saint continues to do charity. At the same time, burning the body does not benefit anyone. This harms the environment. This is the reason that instead of burning them to perform their last rites, samadhi is given in the ground or water.
Now the question arises that what will happen by doing this and how will his body prove to be benevolent? Actually, there are two reasons for doing this. First- When the samadhi of saints is given in land or water, then their body becomes food for lakhs and crores of living beings. Second- Saints are forbidden to touch the fire directly. That is why there has been a tradition of merging their bodies in the ground or water.
What is the whole process of Bhoo-Samadhi, understand in 7 points
- A pit 6 feet long, 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide is dug to give the land tomb. Then it is smeared with cow dung.
- In some cases, there is also a tradition of performing a havan before giving samadhi. After this salt is poured into the pit. This is done so that the body can melt easily.
- They are bathed before giving samadhi. Then they are adorned, that is, they are dressed in the same clothes that they usually wear.
- She is applied sandalwood tilak and garlanded with Rudraksha. They are taken to the samadhi only after applying ashes on the body.
- Ghee is coated on his body during Samadhi. This is done so that small lives can be attracted towards the body.
- In the pit made for Samadhi, along with his body, his kamandal, Rudraksha garland and punishment are also kept.
- At the end the soil is filled with the chanting of mantras and thus they are given Bhu-samadhi.
Law of Shodasi Process after Samadhi
There has been a tradition in Hinduism to do thirteenth day after the death of a common person, but after giving Bhoomi Samadhi to the sages and saints, the Shodasi process is completed. Under the process of podasi, Bhandara is performed on the 16th day of Samadhi. In which ordinary people can also participate.
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