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Divorce and remarriage is traditionally and culturally unacceptable, although not prohibited by the scriptures.

Divorce and remarriage of widows is becoming more common, however, among Hindus.

"This is particularly common for people from South India.

There are many, or countless, gods and goddesses (devas) representative of various aspects of the One Supreme God.

The Hindu trinity of Brahman is the creator (Brahma), the preserver (Vishnu), and destroyer (Shiva) of the universe.

In Vedic times, there were incidents of the putrika--a daughter who could assume the role of a son.

In later years, the religious patriarchy interpreted the putrika as the grandson, and reserved the conducting of the last rites for males.

After Death Through laws of karma, one's soul is reborn until enlightened and liberated from rebirth, at which time you enter a state of ultimate bliss (moksha) and become one with the ultimate truth and reality, God, Brahman. Some believe in gods who have powers to do some evil, a small price to pay to have the gods on our side with their powers to provide great benefits.

One may be reborn into a number of heavens and hells, or as lower life forms, depending on one's karma. Many believe evil, sin, and death are illusions, as only the Ultimate Reality (or God) truly exists.

According to Hindu tradition and its sacred texts, only a male family member (such as a husband, father or son) can perform the last rites.

However, in some cases women have taken on this role.

Many Hindus believe in Brahman (God) as the impersonal ultimate reality/world soul.

Many believe God is both impersonal force and personal savior.

"There is a saying that the fire in the house is not lit until the fire in the cremation pyre has gone out," explains Narayanan. There are very specific dietary injunctions also as to what people can and cannot eat, especially the person who has performed the last rites. The foods are considered satvic (pure) foods." In the place where the person died, a lamp is lit to light the way for the departed soul and water is kept there for its nourishment.

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