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pahy er

  • n  wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

  • It took two years for British detectives to positively confirm that Howes had been executed and his body cremated on a makeshift pyre of wood and gasoline.
  • Rajiv Gandhi, 35, put the torch to the funeral pyre that held the battered body of his younger brother Sanjay, who had died in an air crash the day before.
  • Brnhilde and Wotan without their winged helmets? Siegfried's funeral pyre just a dainty red glow offstageplus a couple of puffs of smoke from the wings? Oldtimers at Bayreuth.
News & Articles

  • Try To Resist the Urge to Set This 2000-Log Pyre Ablaze
    Building a tower out of Lincoln Logs is one thing. Building a real life, 30-foot high funeral pyre out of actual firewood is a little bit more complicated. With a bit of finesse and a lot of patience, artist Tadashi Kawamata managed to pull off the latter. No smoking in the vicinity, please. Read more...        
    June 28, 2013 - Gizmodo
Quotes

  • Bruno Heller in Hollywood Reporter
    It was very deliberate that we saw him drifting away but didn't see him atop a funeral pyre,Heller said.
  • Arun Gandhi in Sify
    In Hinduism, ashes from the funeral pyre must be immersed in water. It is sacrilege to keep them,Tushar's father Arun Gandhi told IANS in New York.
  • Swami Vivekananda in Times of India
    The Hindus have their faults,Vivekananda added, but "they are always for punishing their own bodies, and never for cutting the throats of their neighbours. If the Hindu fanatic burns himself on the pyre, he never lights the fire of...

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