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Hindus are usually buried.
Hindu funerals are conducted by the wife of the dead person.
Rice balls called 'pindas' are placed next to the dead person.
Hindu funerals can only take place in India.
Wooden beads and flowers are placed around the neck of the dead person.
Hindus never use coffins.
Water is sprinkled on the dead body.
The burning ghats are on the river Nile.
Shraddha takes place each year.
Many Hindus have large tombstones giving details of the person's life.