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Why Sadhus and Sanyasis are Buried and Not Cremated in Hinduism?

The traditional practice in Hinduism is to cremate the body of a dead person. But the dead body of Sadhus and Sanyasis are buried. In many Hindu communities, the body of a holy person is buried in the Padmasana Posture (Lotus Position).

The belief is that the dead person’s soul is attached to the body. This attachment makes the person unable to attain moksha. By cremating the body, it is destroyed completely so that the soul has no attachment and it helps in attainment of Moksha.
Sadhus and Sanyasis are detached from the world and they have no attachment to their body. The self realization attained by them makes the body irrelevant to them while they are alive. Cremation is therefore superfluous.
For the one that has attained self realization cremation and burial both have no significance. It is the people who are alive that create the distinction.

Online Virtual Sri Ram Temple Darshan from Zee TV – Shri Ram Mandir Facebook App

Online VirtualSriRamTemple is an App on Facebook and is part of the promotion of the Ramayan Serial aired on Zee TV. You can have darshan of Sri Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman. You can also do puja at the virtual Shri Ram Mandir – the puja includes aarti with audio, bell, agarbathi, haldi kum kum, flowers, and puja thali.
You can take the virtual here – Sri Ram Temple Darshan fromZee TV

Teachings from Ramayan of Tulsidas

The mighty army of Maya pervades the world. Her generals are lust and other kindred evils; her warriors are pride, hypocrisy and heresy.
Peace and prosperity come without asking to the virtuous.
There is nothing in the world difficult to secure for those who from their hearts desire the good of others.
In this world there are three kinds of men. One man talks and does nothing; another man talks and acts; the third acts and says nothing.
Related Teachings on Paramatma and Jivatma – Bhagavan Sri Ram

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 23, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 23, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the light phase of moon till 11:48 AM on August 23. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 3:21 PM. Then onwards it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Sashti or the 6th day during the light phase of moon in Adhi Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Adhi Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Ha…