Jain funeral service will consist of reciting the Stavans and Bhajans for an extended period of time, Eulogies by family and friends, rituals of placing water, rice, sandalwood powder, and Ghee on the body followed by the cremation which is typically initiated by the eldest son.
The Service typically takes 1 hour between the religious ceremony and eulogies.
When attending a Jain funeral Ceremony, it is customary to not wear black. Traditionally attendants should wear white. It is also customary for women to cover up arms and knees.
Avoid crying or public outbursts during the viewing or ceremony as it goes against the beliefs of Jains
Avoid bringing natural flowers to the funeral.
The Jain community cremate in an effort to keep earth clean and pure and typically do so within 48 hours as they believe that the soul will be reborn immediately after death.
The Smith family is a very caring family to the many people that they help through trouble times.