funeral pyre

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Synonyms for funeral pyre

wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

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Mr Ghai believes it is down to the council to provide a site or land where funeral pyres can be organised.
I believe it is down to Newcastle City Council to provide a site or land where funeral pyres can be organised.
In India, funeral pyres consume around 50m trees a year, producing 500,000 tonnes of ash and 8m tonnes of carbon dioxide.
19 ( ANI ): Smoke from open-air burning of funeral pyres in India and Nepal is a significant source of production of carbon aerosols, a new study has claimed.
If the report goes to cabinet on July 31 and takes as long to act as it has done for my letter dated February 5, 2005, then we will be having funeral pyres in the fields around Brotton.
The adventure involves poisoning, arson, funeral pyres and drugging.
A HIGH Court decision to allow Hindu funeral pyres instead of the normal requirement of cremation within an authorised crematorium raises a number of points which affect the general public.
Ill omens of funeral pyres, skulls, and feral beasts stalk their nighttime sleep.
He is a leading campaigner for British funeral pyres.
I UNDERSTAND Hindus and Sikhs want the right to light open-air funeral pyres in the British countryside - a practice banned from Britain since 1930.
THE ash from the funeral pyres of cattle infected by foot-and-mouth, and perhaps BSE, is like nuclear waste.
There Ramakrishna had the vision of Mother Kali, the Divine Mother of the Universe, walking amidst the funeral pyres of the deceased, untying the knots of their ignorance, as Lord Shiva whispered into their ears the mantra of final liberation.
With a background of burial pits or funeral pyres, unaffected farms have flocks of sheep and herds of cattle still reproducing their young.
Retired vet Ken Tyrrell, who worked during the 1967 crisis, said: "These funeral pyres around the country horrify me.