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Hindus Are Buried In This City Of India

By on October 4, 2017

Hindus Are Buried In This City Of India

 

For the last several years, a unique practice is being followed in Kanpur, the largest city of Uttar Pradesh. Here, for last 90 years, Hindus are being buried in the cemetery. About 90 years ago, Hindus had only one cemetery here, and today their number has increased to 7. Why are the Hindus buried their body here? Today we will discuss this. The first graveyard of Hindus was constructed in 1930 in Kanpur. This graveyard was constructed by the Britishers. Presently this cemetery is near the Coca-Cola Chauraha. This cemetery is also known by the name of Swami Achyutanand Maharaj. Swami Achyutanand Maharaj lived in Saurik village of Fatehpur district and he had great sympathy towards the Dalit class. In 1930, Swami Achyutanand Maharaj went to Bhairav Ghat to attend a funeral of a child in Kanpur. During the funeral, the Pandit was demanding a big Dakshina from the family of that child. In this matter, the debate started between Swami Achyutanand Maharaj and Pandits. Angered by the tantrums of the Pandits, Swami Achyutanand Maharaj completed the funeral of that child himself with complete process. Later on, the body of the child was flown in the Ganges. After this, Swami Achyutanand Maharaj had decided that he would make a graveyard in the city for the Dalit children. For this, he first needed the land. And he put this problem in front of the English officers. The British accepted Swami Achyutanand proposal and gave them land. Since then, Hindus are being buried in this cemetery till date. In 1932 Swami Achyutanand Maharaj died and his body was also buried here. The practice of this Hindu cemetery began with the grave of the Dalit children. And today the bodies of all the castes of Hindus are buried here. Now people of every age and caste are buried here. The family of Pir Muhammad Shah has been caring for this graveyard since 1930. There are no Pandits in this cemetery for the funeral. Here the funeral is done by Muslims. If no one comes on the grave for 2 years, then it is dug again to make a new grave. In this cemetery, the first soil to the dead body is given by family members. After that gravedigger buried the dead body. No rituals are used when performing funeral here. Only incense sticks are burnt. Now there are 7 cemeteries of Hindus in Kanpur and here only 500 rupees charge for bury the dead body.

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