Jayalalithaa Buried Not Cremated: The Tamil Nadu C.M Jayalalithaa was expired yesterday 5th December 2016 at 11:30pm and it became a big shock to the Tamil people that never expected she is dead She was buried 6th December 2016 evening but not cremated. But according to Hindu tradition and Jayalalithaa being a brahmin she should be cremated but instead, she is buried. So many people are searching for this there are some interesting reasons about this.There was confusion about the type of funeral the late chief minister will be given. The Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’s mortal remains will be buried, not cremated as per Hindu Brahmin ritual.
The Reasons Behind Why Jayalalithaa Buried Not Cremated ?
In the traditional way in Hinduism is to cremate the body of a dead person. But J. Jayalalithaa was buried into the ground in a sandalwood casket next to her political mentor, MG Ramachandran at Chennai’s Marina Beach.In Kerala, there is a unique tradition where Hindus are not cremated but buried after death in order to get salvation.
There is also a fact that great personalities are buried not cremated. She was a great personality in Tamil Nadu possessing a respectable position after MGR. So she is buried next to MGR in marina beach. The casket made of sandalwood where Jaya was placed was printed with her name ‘Puratchithalaivi Selvi J Jayalalithaa’ in Tamil and English languages.
All the Dravidian leaders, including Periyar, Anna Durai, and MGR were buried and do not have a precedent of consigning their body to flames even after death.So, we bury them with sandalwood and rose water.”
Jayalalithaa Last Rites:
J Jayalalithaa was a believer who used to pray regularly and be seen with an Iyengar Namam on her forehead. Still, why did the state government and the Sasikala family decide to bury her instead of a cremation, is the serious question in everyone’s head.
A senior government secretary who was part of the funeral preparations of the late chief minister explained why she cannot be cremated on Marina Beach.
“She was not an Iyengar for us,” he said. “She was beyond any caste or religious identity. Even most of all the Dravidian leaders, including Periyar, Anna Durai, and MGR, were all buried and we do not have a precedent of consigning their body to flames even after death. So, we bury them with sandalwood and rose water.”
A veteran political analyst who has seen burials of several Tamil Nadu leaders in the past four decades said: “Since she was a believer, it is obvious that people expect her being cremated after death. But they need a blood relative to light the funeral pyre. The only blood relative left for Jayalalithaa here is Deepa Jayakumar (daughter of Jayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s late brother). It is obvious that Sasikala clan doesn’t want to entertain Deepa anywhere near the funeral procession fearing a potential challenge,”.The true followers of AMMA believe that she left her presence with them.