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Religions of the World:
Sikhism is a syncretistic religion, a melding of Islam and Hinduism. Accordingly, its philosophy about death and funerary rites has characteristics of each of the two religions.
Death is considered to be a process of the divine will and thus not a thing to bewail. As in Islam, excessive displays of grief are discouraged. In addition, the erection of memorials such as tombstones is also discouraged, as the body is merely a receptacle for the soul. Cremation is the preferred method of interment.
The official mourning period lasts for ten days after the burial, coinciding with a gradual reading of the Sikh holy book.
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