Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains in Dublin

Hindus are urging Dublin City Council (DCC) in Ireland to work on creating dedicated area for the dispersal of the cremated remains over sea, river, or other body of water.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that areas in and around Dublin now had substantial Hindu population and it was important for grieving Hindu families to scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones on the body of water.

DCC should work with area Hindu community and other interested communities to create dedicated area along the body of water so that grieving families and friends could gather and perform the last rituals properly, respectfully and peacefully; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stated.

Rajan Zed urged Mayor Paul McAuliffe and Chief Executive Owen P. Keegan to seriously and earnestly delve into developing this dedicated area for scattering cremated remains; which could include installing a platform, raising an open roofed structure like gazebo and building a link road.

Zed further said that if the officials of DCC needed any help in the religious expertise during the designing and development process, he or other Hindu scholars would be glad to assist. Besides Hindus, it would also benefit all others interested in scattering the cremated remains on the body of water.

A multi-cultural city like Dublin should be more receptive and responsive to the basic needs of its hard-working, harmonious and peaceful Hindu community; which had made lot of contributions to Ireland, Dublin and society in general; and continued to do so; Rajan Zed added.

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