Pre-Planning a Funeral in Sydney

Pre-Planning a Funeral in Sydney

Pre-Planning a Funeral in Sydney

Pre-Planning a Funeral in Sydney

Pre-planning a funeral in Sydney with Sahara Indian Funerals is a great idea as it elevates the stress and worries your loved ones may face once you pass away.

In modern-day society, many people are deciding to pre-plan their funerals so that the planning and cost’s that are associated with a funeral isn’t left to their loved one’s that are left behind.

Here at Sahara Funerals Sydney, we offer a comprehensive range of funeral services to various ethnicities and religions. Some of these religions include Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. We also cater to other religions such as Christians, Napalese and Sri Lanken funerals, as well as non-religious funerals such as atheists.

How Sahara Funerals Sydney Can Help

Pre-planning a funeral Service in Sydney need not be a daunting task, in fact, Shara Indian Funerals has many options available to you. Our friendly, caring and reliable team members are highly trained in pre-planned funeral services.

Our main goal is to help guide you through the entire process, from beginning to end, with a minimal amount of stress to you. We can start helping you by documenting your entire wishes and planning a funeral that suits your needs, wishes and wants well in advance.

When you pre-plan a funeral with Sahara Funerals Sydney, you have complete control over your final goodbye and inevitably have total peace of mind knowing that you have already planned, organised and pre-payed your future funeral or memorial service.

Benefits of Pre-planning a funeral in Sydney

Pre-planning a funeral in Sydney with Sahara Indian funerals is a very sound decision as it enables you to plan in advance, enter into a formal legal agreement and pre-pay in advance.

The last thing you want to do is leave your family and friends behind with the stress of planning a funeral and paying the associated costs. During the time of your passing, you want your family to be able to grieve without the extra added stress of all the planning that needs to be done, not to mention the cost of funerals these days. So why not considering looking into your funeral options today so that when your times come, you can pass away knowing that your loved ones can grieve in peace.

By pre-planning a funeral in Sydney you can control the amount of money you spend based on the choices you make at the time you take out the contract. In many cases, you have the choice to pay off your arrangements with instalments, or perhaps you wish to pay for your funeral in one lump sum so that you don’t have to worry I think about it ever again. In most cases, you can arrange pre-paid funeral payments regardless of your age and health conditions. There are also some other advantages pre-paying your funeral in advance, you may be exempt from Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs income and assets tests. Please note that this is just general information and that you should seek legal advice first before entering into any contracts regarding pre-paid funerals.

Funeral Bond

Perhaps you are looking for another way to save for your funeral, by establishing a funeral bond you can put money aside to save for your funeral costs. A funeral bond is simply another way you can save for your funeral, this allows you to put money aside on a regular basis without entering into any legal contract.

A funeral bond may also provide a tax-effective opportunity for you to put aside funds for the future, enabling you to still go ahead and plan your future funeral, specifying all the details you wish to follow through with in the future.

When initially setting up your funeral bond, you can nominate if you wish it to be set up in just your name only, or you may wish to set the funeral bond up in joint names. Please note that the previous information on Funeral Bonds is general information and may not be applicable to you, so please seek legal advice before entering into any funeral bonds.

Other Bonuses Available

Another way to save for your future funeral is to be aware that you may be eligible for exemption on an annual bonus that you receive from you personal tax assessment. Upon your death, the benefit received is then paid to out to your estate. The portion of your growth component is then handled through the administration of your estate.

In general, you can invest up to $11500 into a bond, this can either be paid as one lump sum or perhaps through regular contributions made by yourself. Please check with the following individual departments to receive confirmation based on your personal details, you may also be eligible to have this bonus exempt from Centrelink and or the Departments of Veteran Affairs. Usually, an asset and income are provided to ascertain your eligibility. All the information about regarding bonds and bonuses is general information only, your individual personal situation may vary to others and you may not be eligible for any of the above services or exemptions. Please seek legal doubt before pursuing any of the above.

To find out more information on how Pre-Planning a Funeral in Sydney may be beneficial to you, please feel free to contact us here at Sahara Indian Funeral in Sydney and we will be only too happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Funeral Types in Sydney

Funeral Types in Sydney

Funeral Types in Sydney

Funeral Types in Sydney

With so many Funeral Types in Sydney, planning a funeral for your loved one can be an extremely stressful time. However, planning an event for that special person you have lost need not be here at Sahara Funerals. We pride ourselves on our friendly, helpful and compassionate service.

Being there for you and your family throughout the entire planning process is absolutely essential. Sahara Funerals Sydney knows that by holding an organised funeral service for your loved one is the best way to honour their memory. Allowing us to assist you in the funeral arrangements will help ease your stress, allowing your family and friends to mourn in a private and supportive way.

There are various Funeral Types in Sydney, so Sahara Indian Funerals will work with you to provide a funeral service that reflects and delivers a memorable occasion. With so many funeral options available, you will be able to plan a funeral that will honour the deceased personality religion and beliefs.

Below you will find a list of funeral Types in Sydney that Sahara Funerals can assist you with:

The Traditional Funeral Service

Traditional Funeral Service

Traditional Funeral Service

Sahara Funeral in Sydney offer a traditional funeral service, this is also known to many as the full-service funeral. This funeral service begins with a funeral ceremony, this service is usually held at a chapel or church of your that is usually known to the family, however, it can be held at any church of your choice.

After the church service, a cremation or burial then takes place at a pr-booked and organised cemetery plot. Sometimes the deceased has pre-booked a burial plot or cremation prior to their passing and has paid for these expenses in advance. In many cases, you will find that there is a viewing of the deceased that is held moments before the actual funeral ceremony or in some cases, a few days prior to the ceremony itself.

When attending an Australian traditional service, you will find that the service is usually conducted by a member of the church or by a special celebrant that has been asked by the family to hold the funeral service.

Our highly experienced and caring team members here at Sahara Funeral Sydney strive to provide a flawless funeral service. So if you have any enquiries regarding funeral types in Sydney or how you can plan a traditional funeral for your loved one with Sahara Funeral, please feel free to contact us anytime

The Direct Burial Service

Direct Burial Service

Direct Burial Service

In many cases, the deceased has pre-requested a direct burial prior to their passing, this version of a traditional burial is quite often a far cheaper option. This funeral service involves a direct burial for your loved one, without including a funeral service prior. This type of burial service is an option for those family members who are seeking an inexpensive option.

The deceased’s family and friends may not be present at the committal but can still organise a funeral service somewhere else. This way, you’ll only have to pay for transporting the body and burying or cremating it. To find out more information regarding a direct burial or any other funeral types in Sydney, please contact Sahara Funerals directly to discuss your options further.

The Cremation Funeral Service

Cremation Funeral Service

Cremation Funeral Service

Many families choose a cremation service for the loved one opposed to a traditional burial service. In many instances, cremation has been requested by their family member prior to their passing.

Basically a cremation is a funeral service that involves burning of the deceased remains into ashes. In today’s age, the cremation funeral service is becoming more popular due to cost and the deceased beliefs and personal request.

Usually the deceased is cremated after a funeral service, this cremation process can be included as part of funeral service itself, or direct cremation can also be an option without the funeral service. In general Sahara Funerals in Sydney find that many families choose cremation for their loved one as it’s cost-effective and the funeral service can be more gentle for those who are attending the funeral.

These two types of cremation services are just a couple of options that are being offered as various funeral options in Sydney. If you have any questions regarding cremation services here in Sydney, please don’t hesitate to call us here at Sahara Funerals.

The Graveside Service Option

Graveside Funeral Service

Graveside Funeral Service

The graveside funeral service is conducted entirely at the graveside itself. This type of funeral has various benefits for the family, friends and the deceased. Firstly, a graveside service provides privacy for all concerned and is beneficial in situations where privacy is essential. The graveside burial service is also fitting for religious reasons or perhaps spiritual beliefs of the family or deceased.

During the graveside burial, most family members request a committal service only, this enables the graveside burial to take place at a cemetery or crematorium. This service usually takes place immediately after the funeral service itself.

If you are considering a graveside burial service for your loved one and would like to find out more information regarding this process,

The Memorial Service Option

The Memorial Service

The Memorial Service


A memorial service is quite often an informal way of celebrating the passing of a loved one, friend or a person in the community. Usually, a memorial is held when the body of the deceased is usually not present.

Memorial services are quite often informal and can be offered in place of a full church or cremation service. Most often memorial services take place before the burial or cremation, however, a memorial service can take place directly after the funeral instead.

In most cases, a memorial service is organised and hosted by the family of the deceased. This service is provided to acknowledge the passing publicly, this gives others an opportunity to honour, respect and grieve the passing.

Memorial services also give family, friends and members of certain communities the opportunity to come together and reminisce the about the deceased personality and life.

With so many funeral types in Sydney, you may wish to consider a memorial service for your loved ones passing. To find out more detailed information regarding memorial services here at Sahara Funerals Sydney, simply give us a call and speak with our exceptional funeral director.

Green Option Funerals

Green Funerals

Green Funerals

Green option Funerals are offered to families who wish to bury their loved with a minimal carbon footprint. Most States within Australia are now offering green or natural burials in designated grounds.

During a green funeral, the deceased is covered in a shroud and then buried directly to the earth itself. in the future and as technology advances, you will see more green burial options available.

Green burial options are offered to help promote the natural decomposition of the body, therefore no caskets or chemicals are used during this process. For many, green burials are an expensive way to say goodbye to their loved one. Choosing a casket, headstone and the upkeep of the cemetery site is one less worry that families need to deal with during this time.

If you would like to learn about Funeral types in Sydney or green funerals, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Sahara Funerals.

Which Funeral Type Should I Choose?

Choosing the right funeral for your loved one need not be hard or stressful. Not one type of funeral suits everybody, as we all have different needs and requirements.

Sahara Funerals Sydney highly recommended that you contact us directly so that you can discuss all of the above options with you. With so many funeral types in Sydney, you may feel confused, so please let us help you in making those big decisions.

We are just a phone call away and are here at Sarah Funerals, we are available to help you 24/7, so please do not hesitate to discuss any of your concerns, no matter how big or small they may be.

From the Sahara Funeral Team Sydney.

Hindu Funeral Process at Sahara Funerals Sydney

Sahara Funeral in Sydney offers compassionate Hindu funeral services for the Hinduism community in Sydney. Our highly trained and professional team members here at Sahara Funeral know that a sacred Hindu funeral represents the completion of your loved one’s life so we make sure that the Hindu Funeral Process is followed correctly.

Funerals are usually looked upon as a sad and upsetting occasion, however, here at Sahara Indian Funerals, we like to think of a funeral as a way to celebrate and remember your loved one’s life and existence.

Usually, cremation is the preferred method for Hindu funerals as it the burning of the deceased signifies that the release of the spirit and the flames represent the creator Brahma. However, there are instances were burial is allowed as well as an open casket for viewing for the deceased family and friends.

Hindu Funeral Process

Hindu Funeral Process

Hindu Funeral Process

Sahara Funerals in Sydney understand that the death of a loved one is a difficult time for all concerned, therefore we are very sensitive to the grieving process of the Hindu faith. Many religious and cultural sensitivities that relate to the Hindu faith and the deceased of a loved one can include the following Hindu funeral process:

  1. An Autopsy: Hinduism usually views the process of an autopsy as deeply disrespectful to the person who has passed and their loved one’s and family. Usually, people of the Hindu faith prefer not to proceed with an autopsy unless it is mandated by the law to do so. Like most funerals, the family and friends of the deceased show visible signs of grief and loss and are usually encouraged and supported so that the loved one’s of a Hindu funeral can learn to cope with the sense of loss.
  2. Our highly experienced team members here at Sahara Funerals Sydney know that it is extremely important for the deceased to remain modest at all times. Traditionally the deceased is bathed and then dressed, usually only by people of the same sex to respect their modesty and dignity. This process and religious custom of Hinduism is absolutely essential to the care and handling of the deceased.
  3. In general Hindu’s are cremated except for certain circumstances, however, usually, children under the age of three years of age are buried during a Hindu funeral. Hindu funerals usually take place within a 24 hour period of the death and usually a Hindu family will request to transport their loved one to their family home, this usually takes place after the funeral home and the crematorium. After the cremation takes place the family of the deceased will request the ashes for future Hindu spiritual ceremonies. Quite often the family of the deceased will scatter the ashes in a spiritual place of significance such as a river or place of significance. For more information regarding the cremation process of a Hindu funeral, please feel free to contact us anytime here at Sahara Indian Funeral Sydney.
  4. When attending a Hindu Funeral in Sydney you will need to be aware of other religious sensitivities such as the removal of footwear before entering places of Hindu worship and Hindu homes. Removing your footwear prior to entering these places of Hindu worship shows sensitivity and respect to the family and friends of the deceased.

To Know More Information About Hindu Funeral Process, call Sahara Funerals to ask any question.

*Please note that the above information provided here about Hindu funerals is general guidelines, to find out more information regarding Hindu funeral in Sydney, please contact Sahara Funeral in Sydney directly or you can contact your Hindu association in your individual state.

If you would like to find out more detailed information about a Hindu Funeral in Sydney, please feel free to contact us here at Sahara Funerals and we will be only too happy in assisting you in every possible way we can.

Please call us 24/7 on the phone numbers below.

Uday ( Lawrence) Prakash / Funeral Director

M: +61 0422 728 588

P: +61 02 9676 8338

Arranging a Funeral During These Hard Times

Welcome all, at Sahara Funerals in Sydney we work closely with the family members to ensure that your loved one is well taken care of during this very difficult time.

Making sure that your loved one’s life is celebrated in a loving, caring and supportive atmosphere is extremely important to all of us here at Sahara Funerals Sydney.

During difficult times such as these, our loving and caring staff have implemented strategies to cope with issues surrounding limited numbers attending and any rules and regulations that are in accordance with Australian guidelines.

Sahara Funeral in Sydney can offer funeral services for various religions and cultures, some of these include Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sri Lankan and Nepalese funerals.

Our extensive funeral services are tailored to meet your individual family needs and requirements. Sahara Funerals Sydney, respect your religious beliefs and like to follow traditional guidelines as well as cater for any special requests made by the family of the deceased. Our warm and welcoming team members welcome any suggestions or input from yourself and your family and are more than happy to work in conjunction with religious leaders.

Planning a funeral for a loved one can be an exhausting and daunting process, so Sahara Funerals Sydney offers an extensive range of funeral services to help assist you during the entire process.

Our highly skilled and knowledgable staff are honest, compassionate and understanding. We want you to know that we are here for your during the entire process of planning and that you can reach out to us at any stage to discuss any planned or future funeral arrangements.

Sahara Indian Funeral Services supports many suburbs within the western Sydney district, if you are unsure if we can accommodate you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email, we are more than happy to assist with you with your enquiries.

We are here to help, so please feel free to contact us 24/7.

+61 (0) 422 728 588

+61 (2) 9676 8338

From the Sahara Funeral Sydney team members.

Repatriation & Ethnic Funeral Options Sydney

Repatriation & Ethnic Funeral Options Sydney

At Sahara Indian Funeral Services Sydney, we are proud to announce that we are Ethnic and Repatriation Specialists. We know and understand that understanding a wide range of religious and cultural needs is extremely important and relevant to the wider community within the Sydney Australia region.

Understand Various Cultural Backgrounds

Understanding the needs and requirements of various cultural backgrounds is something we take great pride in! Planning and matching those needs is implemented through our highly trained funeral director and staff.

Our dedicated team can speak various languages and are able to dedicate their expertise and time into the major and minor points of your loved ones funeral. Matching the right staff to your ethnic needs and requirements is extremely important to Sahara Indian Funerals and always endeavour to make sure they are always met.

Sending Your Loved one Home

In the circumstance that you wish to send your loved one back home to the place of their birth, then our dedicated, highly experienced team can organise an internal transfer service on your behalf. Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney has access to a large network of funeral directors that are located throughout the world that offer only the best funeral practices.

When your loved one passes away, the last thing you need to worry about is how and when you can organise such service, our repatriation service has been experienced by many families and they have been relieved by knowing we are there for them to help them in their time of need.

Ethnic Repatriation Services

Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney have successfully repatriated loved ones from various situations such as natural disasters, illness, external conflict and accident. Bringing your loved one home or sending your loved one back to their country of birth is a service that we take very seriously and endeavour to do so with great pride!

Choosing the Right Funeral Home

Choosing the right Funeral Home and the right Funeral Director can be a difficult decision for some! How do you know who will be the right choice for you and your family! Picking up the phone and making a few phone calls to various funeral homes is always a good start!

Connecting with the funeral director is a great place to start, having religious or ethnic ties is also a positive place to start!

Here at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney, we specialise in funeral such as Hindu funerals, Sikh funerals, Christian funerals, Buddhist Funerals and many, many more.

We are extremely proud to announce that we welcome all walks of life, religions and ethnicities. All people and families are welcome and we have an open door policy, where we are always available to answer your questions and give you the support you need during this time of need.

Contact Sahara Indian Funerals Today

Please feel free to call us today so that we can have a chat and get started on planning the right funeral for you and your family’s needs and wants. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we have highly experienced staff on handing waiting to take your call and chat with you.

From the Sahara Indian Funeral Team.

Non Religious Funerals Sydney

Non Religious Funerals Sydney

Welcome to Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney! When it comes to celebrating your loved one’s life, the loved one’s of the deceased always want to honour them the best way they know how.

Not all funerals are religious funerals, in fact may families wish to honour their loved one through a celebration of life service. This means that the service is not any type of religious denomination, rather a service that focuses on celebration and personalisation of the deceased.

Accommodating All Walks of Life

At Sahara Indian Funerals, we are proud to say they we welcome and accommodate all walks of life, religions and backgrounds. As modern day society is forever changing, not all Australians choose to belong or worship within a certain religious domination. Non religious funerals are a great way to honour your loved ones, especially if they were not religious or did not practice any type of religion.

Planning a non religious service can be just as daunting to some families, just as much as planning a more traditional religious service. However it need not be, Sahara Indian funeral are a highly trained team of professional that can work with you closely in planning the best possible celebration of life funeral for you loved one’s send off.

Friendly & Helpful Staff to Help You Plan

Step by step our friendly helpful funereal director and staff will work with you in planning everything from beginning to end. We can advise suitable resting places, appropriate music and give you hints, tips and guidance in how and when everything should and could take place. Sahara Funerals are extremely flexible and will and can work with closely to achieve the exact send off for your loved one that you were looking for.

Hints & Tips on Planning a Non Religious Funerals in Sydney

Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney understands that planning a service that has absolutely no limits to honour your loved ones life is extremely important! In fact it quite often known that funerals are mostly for the living, the loved ones and friends that are left behind. Less traditional services have certainly come a long way and have been proven to be a complete celebration and a total honour!

To Begin With

Just like traditional funerals, to begin with obtaining a death certificate is the first step within the commencement process. Once the death certificate has been issued, you are then able to contact the Funeral Director at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney. The next stage is to commence discussions on what type of funeral service you require, in this case a non religious funeral service.

During this initial stage you will discuss topics such as your loved ones personality and personal wishes, if any. We will talk about their life, how they liked to live it and any special achievements they had throughout their life. You can include as little or as much information you like, all of this information helps to celebrate the unique life they led.

Choosing the right Location for the Service

Quite often religions such as the Christian faith will still choose a burial site in a religious ceremony, even when choosing not to have a religious funeral service. If families of non religious families that choose not bury in a religious cemetery, Sahara Indian Funerals can offer alternate suggestions. We can choose a beautiful location for you, one that will hold a special place in your heart!

The Loved Ones Wishes

In many cases, the families of the deceased will quite often have their own ideas on how they would like the funeral to proceed, this is usually due to the fact that their loved one had expressed their wishes prior to the passing. Sahara Indian Funerals are more than happy to accommodate your loved ones wishes, in fact we welcome them with open arms and will work with you the best way we can to accommodate all of the major and minor details to make sure that your loved ones send off is the very best it can be!

Opting for a No Service Funeral

In some cases, your loved one may have requested a No Service, No Attendance Funeral. In this case we will work with you to make sure that your requests are met at all times. In some cases, due to financial circumstances, a budget solution is quite often needed and respected, this No Service Option may be an option for some.

From Beginning to End

Regardless of your situation, Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney are here for you from beginning to end. Our funeral director will help you as quickly as they can, with compassion and kindness at all times! We can arrange the transfer of the deceased from the place of death and then proceed to make all of the necessary documentation that will be required in a legal sense.

Please feel free to call us today and discuss with a funeral director on how we can help you plan a non religious funeral service for you loved one today! We are here ready to take your call and help you immediately!

From the team at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney

Funeral Photo Presentations

Funeral Photo Presentations

At Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney, we know and understand that for some families celebrating your loved one’s life is extremely important! A photo presentation is a great way of doing exactly that!

Creating a special photo presentation of memories from your loved one’s life that is then presented in a gallery of images and accompanied to music is a great way to pay tribute and honour the deceased.

Sahara Funerals recommends that around thirty images can be used to music that lasts for around tree minutes would be a good length of time. This time frame is just a guide line for you, of course it can run shorter or go on for a little longer.

Length of Photo Presnetation

If you would like the photo presentation to be of a longer duration, than of course that is fine with us, please let us know so that we can make recommendations. You may also like to consider having your photo presentation run throughout the entire service without music in the background, allow around 35 minutes of photo’s to run in the background to cover the service. This is a great way to honour your loved one and allow your guests to be a part of their life.

Presentation facilities

Most funeral facilities are set up for funeral services that require a DVD player for visual presentations, however in the rare cases that don’t have those facilities, then we can arrange facilities and DVD players for you at an extra cost, please let us know if you will require any assistance in this area and we would only be more than happy to help you.

Helpful Hints

  1. When creating your photo presentation you may wish to consider a few things, one of these is that you will need to burn the Photo pretention to a DVD format and then from there burned onto a DVD disk so that it can be used in a DVD player. Be aware that a CD will not work in this case!
  2. Testing of the DVD prior to the service is recommended, this will rule out any delays or problems on the day of the funeral service. It’s preferable if you can do the testing at the actual venue itself, however if this is simply not possible, then testing the burned DVD on a DVD player prior to use is preferable, please not that the DVD should not be tested on a computer as on the actual day of the service a computer will not be present.
  3. If you have used Microsoft Power point software to compile your photo presentation, once burned on a DVD disk, it most probably won’t play in the DVD player, however you can convert your PowerPoint pretention into a DVD format before you actually burn it onto a disk.
  4. When using a USB flash drive, you will need to check with the venue prior as they may not have the equipment that is appropriate to play the photo presentation video from a flash drive.
  5. Some of the funeral venue’s do have special facilities for laptops that can play your presentation in various formats, however this is not always the case, so please do check with the venue prior to deciding on what format will be suit you on the day.
  6. In the case that you don’t know how to put a photo presentation together, please let Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney know so that we can help you find someone that will be able to complete it all for you. Please note this service is an addition to the funeral service and will incur an extra.
  7. Please allow as much time as possible when having your photo pretention compiled, all images and music will need to be presented in advance so that it can be completed in time.
  8. Please note that Sahara Funeral Services take all due care, however we are not responsible for any video presentation that may not work on the day due to improper formatting or faulty equipment at the facility itself or during the funeral service.

Sahara Funeral Service is Here For You

Providing you with friendly, helpful and professional service are what we are here for, we are here for you day and night! Please call us today to discuss your funeral requirements, we have a wide range of funeral services and budgets that can accommodate all people, from all cultural backgrounds and religions.

Funeral Music

Music quite often speaks louder than words, so when it comes to selecting appropriate and meaningful music for your loved can quite often be quite a challenge for the loved ones left behind.

At Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney, we take great pride in providing you and your family with as much support and understanding when it comes to the process of choosing the music for your loved ones send off.

We can make appropriate musical suggestions on various type of religious and non religious funeral. Our funeral music suggestion lists include religions such as Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist etc.

Let us help you in choosing the right music by providing you guidance and assistance, Sahara Funeral has plenty of experience in suggesting music that will not only be appropriate, but also meaningful to you, your family and your guests.

We can arrange a CD player for you and an outlet so that you will not need to worry about the smaller details on the day of the funeral. Please check with our funeral director or friendly staff as to what type of format will need to be downloaded in order to play on the CD player.

Funeral music comes in all types of instrumental forms, you may choose to download music for a CD player, hire a vocalist, pianist, organist, string quartet, pier or buglar.

When looking for music that is a reflection to your loved ones life, you can consider their personality, the year they were born in or simply the type of music they enjoyed listening to when they were alive. For example if the deceased loved a particular genre of music such as country music, rock and roll music, modern music or classic music.

Sahara Funeral Sydney, suggest looking for meaningful music that reflects your loved ones life, if you can’t decide on any type of genre, than you can always consider some lovely pieces of music being performed by a skilled pianist. Piano music is always stunning, classy and very easy to listen to by all of the attendants at the funeral.

If you find that you are not up to choosing music or an artist to perform at the funeral, than please feel free to lean on us and let us help make some suggestions for you. If you decide that you simply don’t want to have any music during the funeral please let us know as that is more than alright with us. We are here to help and assist you in any way we can, it’s all about you, your family, your loved one and guests, so we are here to support you the best way we know how, and that’s by listening to you and your needs!

Below is a simple list of funeral songs that you may like to consider, the songs are just a recommendation and are in and no way a reflection of any type of religion or nationality. We have music suggestions for everyone and welcome your thoughts and suggestions!

  • Bring Him Home – Gary Morris
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Father and Son – Cat Stevens
  • Gone Too Soon – Michael Jackson
  • Goodbye – Lionel Richie
  • Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt
  • I Won’t Last A Day Without You – The Carpenters
  • Immortality – Celine Dion
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • The Last Time I Saw Her – Gordon Lightfoot
  • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  • The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
  • Touch Of Paradise – John Farnham
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again – Sarah Brightman
  • When You Were Sweet Sixteen – The Furys
  • Asleep – The Smith’s
  • Keg On My Coffin – The Push Stars
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

Please feel free to contact the funeral director at Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney for any guidance you may need in selecting any type the funeral music for your loved ones send off. We are here to help you in any way we can!

Call today, make an appointment, or simply chat to us over the phone!

Catering For Hindu / Sikh / Buddhist / Nepalese Funerals in Sydney

Catering For Hindu / Sikh / Buddhist / Nepalese Funerals in Sydney

At Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney, we are able to offer you catering facilities and services that will allow you to gather with your family and friends after the funeral service.

Let our friendly staff help you plan and facilitate the catering so that you can have more time fare well your loved one with the people you love the most!

Sahara Funerals know exactly what needs to be done when catering for funeral groups, our highly trained funeral director and staff can cater for any size group. Why not leave or the planning and preparation up to us, you won’t have to worry about organising a venue, a menu or shopping for the items you will need to cater.

Another benefit of having your catering room and food organised for you is that you don’t need to open up your house to guests during a time of distress. Also guests may find it easier to travel far to the catering rooms as many catering rooms are located within the funeral grounds.

Sahara Funeral in Sydney provides funeral services for various types of religions or non religious people, so can provide food catering for all types of funerals. Some of our guests may require special dietary requirements and other guests may require catering for religious reasons. Either way we can accommodate your needs and requirements and are happy to assist you in any way possible!

To give you an idea on the various types of food options that are available to you, our funeral director has compiled a basic list of food options.

Please note that the many items below are just a few of our examples and if you don’t see the type of food options you would like to have catered for at the funeral wake, then please let us know.

For Morning Tea/ Afternoon Tea

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fruit loaves and buns
  • Banana bread
  • Scones, jam and cream
  • Assortment of gourmet cookies
  • Unlimited beverages
  • Tea, coffee and a selection of fresh fruit juices and cold water

Light lunch

  • Veg and non veg sandwiches made from white & wholemeal bread
  • Sweet treats that include gluten free options
  • Gourmet cakes and slices
  • Classic sweet scones that come with jam and cream
  • Savoury scones
  • Unlimited beverages
  • Fresh tea and coffee that include a gourmet selection of teas
  • Fruit juice and cold water

Buffet Lunch

  • A selection of gourmet veg and non veg sandwiches
  • Club sandwiches filled with premium fillings
  • Pinwheel sandwiches with fillings such as smoked leg ham and chicken breast
  • An Asian inspired tower that includes favourites such as dim sims, wontons, spring rolls and sushi.
  • A large platter that contains favourites such as chicken pan fried fillets, beef meatballs, coleslaw, potato wedges, sour cream, salsa and tortilla crisps.
  • Aussie platter: Sausage rolls and meat pies accompanied with tomato sauce and relish
  • A Mini dessert collection that features gourmet favourites such as caramel slice & mini pav
  • International dishes that include curry, non veg and veg, savoury rice and plain rice, nan bread

and chutney.

  • Unlimited beverages that include fresh fruit juice and icy cold waer
  • Tea and coffee that comes with a selection of gourmet teas.

Gourmet Platters Cold & Warm Platters Available

  • Vegetarian and non veg platters available
  • Mini pies, mini sauasage rolls
  • Vegetarian spring rolls
  • Chicken tempura
  • Beef meatballs
  • Variety of dipping sauces

Cheese platters

  • A selection of gourmet cheeses, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts and crackers

Gourmet Fruit platter

  • A large selection of gourmet fresh seasonal
  • Greek yoghurt dipping sauce

Antipasto Platter

  • A selection of fresh dips
  • Selection of gourmet crackers
  • Pickled & marinated vegetables

Gluten Free Gourmet Sweets

  • All of your favourite cakes and slices, however they come gluten free for your convenience.

Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney understand that the food selection above may not necessarily be to your taste, so we encourage you to discuss the type of food you would like to have served at the funeral wake.

The above menus are only an indication of what we can arrange for you, we ask you to let us know if you require any special menus that require a special theme.

We can arrange meals that contain non veg, veg, sugar free, gluten free etc. We can also provide food options that are preferred by certain religions or nationalities, so please discuss with us today as Sahara Funeral Services are extremely friendly, helpful and approachable.

Coping With Grief and Loss

Coping With Grief and Loss

When any type of loss occurs, it is very natural that you will experience grief and loss. Losing a loved one or friend is no different and many people experience this type of loss in their own unique way!

The director and staff members at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney know exactly how to advise you and your family members on how to seek help to deal with your loss and grief and how to support you in this time of need.

Many people try to just continue on with their life after losing a loved one without acknowledging what has really happened, which in return can lead to a very unhealthy and long term grief. Being able to express your grief will allow you to heal in a positive and healthy way.

Sahara Funeral understands that it is extremely important for all of to understand that as an individual person and independent personality we deal with our present and past losses in different ways. Most times it boils down to how we have been taught to respond to various situations in our life and how we have ended up dealing with them.

When we first lose a loved one, it feels so overwhelming and extremely difficult that our thoughts and feelings may be extremely confusing and unmanageable. Throughout the journey of your grief, you may find that the day to day chores in our lives are insurmountable!

Just coping from hour to hour, minute to minute may seem daunting and you may experience a range of feeling and symptoms that include sadness, shock, anger, fear, disbelief and guilt. During this process, it is always good to keep in mind that there is absolutely no right or wrong way throughout this grieving process and there is also no set order in which you may experience these feelings.

When coping with an enormous amount of grief you may also experience other bodily reactions such as tiredness and exhaustion, you also may experience symptoms such as feeling unwell or sickness, you may also experience other symptoms such as anxiety or depression.

It always helps to mention and discuss these symptoms with someone you love or a close friend. Sahara Indian Funerals always recommends that you consult a doctor in these circumstances so that you can seek a general health assessment so that you can ascertain what help you may need, if any at all!

It is also important to remember that when experiencing grief it is alright to be honest with yourself and your loved ones that surround you about how you are feeling! Grief is a process and not a state of being, life will get better and your feelings and symptoms will improve over time.

Although the funeral director and highly experienced staff at Sahara Funerals are not experienced councilors, we are extremely empathetic to you and your family’s needs. We promise to listen to you throughout the whole funeral process and be sensitive to your grief and loss.

At Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney we acknowledge that when you come to us for help and advice over the loss of a love one we will be available and prepared to give you the right advice and direction that you will need in order to heal and move on in your life.

We can also recommend professional councilors, support groups and health experts that can help provide the valuable help and assistance that you may need.

Just know, that you are not alone throughout this process and that we will be there for you and your family every step of the way.

Please feel free to contact our professional and friendly funeral director to discuss your very own personal needs and requirements.

Prepaid Funerals Sydney

Prepaid Funerals Sydney At Sahara Funerals – 5 Great Reason Why!

At Sahara Indian Funerals Services in Sydney we know that not much thought goes into a planning a funeral until much later in your life! However planning in advance and prepaying your funeral makes great financial sense and eases the burden off your love ones financially and emotionally.

Let’s look at Five Good Reasons Why Prepaying Funerals Makes Sense

1. Beat Rising Costs, Pay in Advance

By paying in advance you can today’s price and save on things such as inflation and premiums that seem to rise each and every year! At Sahara Funeral Services we offer flexible funeral plans that allow you to pay in easy installments or simply a straight out upfront purchase. When purchasing a prepaid funeral you are also exempt from Centrelink assets test, this may help you qualify for a pension or part pension, please contact Centrelink for additional information.

2. One of Payment

When planning ahead by purchasing a prepaid funeral, you have the opportunity to only pay for what you actually want. There are no additional fees or costs on type of what you decide and pay upon. You won’t face any additional premiums, so both you and your family no exactly where you stand financially. Once you have paid in full, you will know exactly what you will be receiving and won’t face any further costs unless additional inclusions are added, in that case the total amount will be advised and added to the total cost.

3.Peace of Mind, No Need to Worry!

When the time comes your funeral will be planned and paid for! There will be no need to worry about how your family and friends will be able to cope with your passing. Everything would have been preplanned and prepaid for so they won’t be left with any financial stress.

4. Simple Process – No Paper work or Health Checks

The whole process of preplanning and prepaying for your funeral in advance is simple and quick! Here at Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney we make your experience an easy one! We walk

5.Tailor Your Plan to Meet Your Needs.

By prepaying your funeral, you will be able to meet all of your needs, that means you receive the funeral you would like for the price that suits you, all your needs are met!

You will be able to pre – organize your funeral just the way you would like it by choosing the flowers you would like, the burial site, any music you may like to be played at the service, what type of priest or civil servant best suits you personal and possibly religious needs and the venue you would like it to be held at.

Pre-planning and paying can furthermore give you the flexibility to relieve your loved ones of making all of these choices and more at a time that can be most upset and vulnerable.

To find out more information on how you can arrange and prepay for your funeral at Sahara Funeral Services, please contact our funeral director or one of our friendly and helpful team members.

Our professional, understanding and caring team can walk you through all of your options so that there you will be able to rest in peace knowing that it has all been taken care of.

Indian Funeral Costs & Options in Sydney

Indian Funeral Costs & Options in Sydney

This is a question that most families ask straight away when they enter the initial stage of planning a funeral. How much will it cost and what are my options?

At Sahara funeral Services in Sydney we have all the answers that you will need to know about the cost of a funeral and what options you have! Sahara Funeral Services can provide you with a list of choices that you will help assist you in planning a funeral that will reflect your loved one’s personality and life.

Our funeral director and friendly staff are highly trained and will be able to show you all of the choices and price points that are on offer. When pricing a funeral, you will need to take into account the personality of the deceased, any religious or cultural backgrounds that was important to them and the financial need of the family.

At Sahara Funeral Services we offer an extensive flexible pricing structure so that you and your family can choose between a large range of services and funeral options.

Before you commence with any funeral arrangements, our funeral director will be there to provide any pre prices before you will need to commit or engage in any firm or fixed services. We encourage you to call our funeral director with any questions or queries that you have regarding the funeral cost and options prior to making any major decisions.

To give you and your family peace of mind, our expert funeral director and planners can provide you with a general outline of the proposed costs. We will be able to provide you with an itemised list of all costs outlining the service and its end cost. This will give you peace of mind knowing exactly how much your loved ones funeral will cost, with no surprises at the end of the funeral.

When planning a funeral there are generally a list of common costs that you can expect, below we have listed some of those associated costs so that you will be able to gather a general idea.

  1. Professional Service Fee: This fee is based on the tasks and services that are involved in planning the overall funeral. Our expertise and overall care is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 day’s a week, 365 days per year. Our funeral director and highly experienced staff will be there for you when you need us the most.
  2. Transferring of the Deceased: Transferring of the deceased from one place to another, all whilst in our care. Sahara Funeral Services can organize this service for you and your family making the things easier for your family. Let us take care of the transportation for you, so that you can concentrate on making other decisions.
  3. Mortuary Care: Our highly experienced funeral director can organise the care of the deceased, giving you peace of mind.
  4. Organisation of the Chapel and Hearse: Organising the chapel and hearse can be stressful, let us take care of that for you. We can provide you the costs associated with both of those services, so that you will have peace of mind.
  5. Death & Funeral Notice: Placing a death notice in the newspaper is still something that many families like to do, if you would like are friendly staff to assist you with this service please let us know so that we can give you a quote and give you general advice.
  6. Cemetery & Crematorium Services: At Sahara Funerals we can provide you with a detailed list of products and services that will farewell your loved one the best way you know how. Please contact our funeral director for fixed prices, so that you will have an idea of the end cost.
  7. Priests, Hindu Priests, Sikh Priests, Civil Celebrants etc: Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney caters to all religions and have a full comprehensive list of priests that will suit your religious and cultural needs.
  8. Floral Requirements: You are not alone when choosing the appropriate floral arrangements for your loved one’s funeral, our friendly and helpful staff will be able to show you all of your options and finalise a price for you that will fit within your budget.
  9. Catering Services: Ask us about the catering options and serviced that are available, we can also give you a final fixed price so that you can allow for it within your budget.
  10. Music: Some families like to have some type of music present at their loved one’s funeral, we have an extensive range of musicians that are available to you. We can also give you a fixed end quote so that there are no surprises.
  11. DVD Services: Many families like to record the funeral of their loved one, this gives them the opportunity to celebrate their loved one and have a recorded memory for future years. The recording of a DVD can give peace and mind to many families that are left behind. Please contact our staff if this service is of any interest to you and we will be able to organise options and prices for you.

Above are just some of the products and services that we have here at Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney. When planning a funeral and the costs that are associated with it, please consider the services mentioned above. We also provide other services that have not been mentioned, so if you have any queries into the services and products we provide, please feel free to give us a call anytime, we are here to help!

Sahara Funeral Services understands that everyone has various budgets, individual requirements and religious and cultural needs and requirements. We are highly trained and sensitive to you and your family’s needs, please feel free to discuss all of your concerns regarding any of these aspects.

We promise to help and assist you the best way we know how and we will consider your financial budget and provide you with an extensive list of costs so that there are no surprises throughout the entire process.

Please call us today on 0422 728 588, we are here to help!

Multicultural Funeral Services Sydney

Welcome to Sahara Funerals, We offer multicultural funeral services Sydney and welcomes a large variety of cultural backgrounds. The Australian community is a diverse county that welcomes an extensive array of cultural and religious groups.

Sahara Funerals knows and understand that when dealing with a loss of a loved one is difficult enough without having to look for a funeral director that will know and understand cultural and religious needs and requirements.

Our funeral director and highly experienced staff are fully aware that you will need to appoint a funeral director that will be able to understand and fit in within your families cultural and religious needs.

We have a huge range of religious priests available to you, they include Hindu priests, Sikh Priests, catholic Priests, Greek Orthodox Priests, plus many more religious priests and ministers. We also know and acknowledge that many Australian families these days require a priest, so we have appropriate civil servants such as clergy’s, monks and geomancers to meet the exact needs of your family.

Sahara Funeral Services are here to here to meet your needs and requirements; we can design and coordinate a funeral that is of significant to you and your family’s religious and cultural background. Throughout the years Sahara Funerals has learnt to accommodate all walks of life, culture, religions and backgrounds, please speak with our friendly and approachable staff to find out more helpful information.

To give you an idea on the type of religious backgrounds we can accommodate, Sahara Funeral in Sydney take care of look after Buddhists and families from Buddhist temples, monks and other across Sydney. We understand and acknowledge many of their traditions and we organise and design special services to meet the needs of Buddhists and their families.

Sahara Funerals are extremely experienced in Hindu funerals, we have a full comprehensive understanding of all of the cultural and religious rituals that are associated with Hindu funerals. We have Hindu Priests that are highly experienced and are part of a tight Hindu community throughout Sydney.

Sikh Funerals are also a huge part of our funeral services, we can provide a full comprehensive service to families that belong to the Sikh faith. Our friendly staff and highly experienced funeral director is ready and waiting to help assist you in any way they can. They will be able to provide you with a list of religious and cultural rituals that are implemented during this time.

We also offer funeral services for Christian funerals, our extensive funeral services that are available to you and your family. Our staff is ready to help and assist you in planning a send off for your loved one that will honour and respect their life. Nothing is too much trouble, please feel free to call our funeral director today to make a time to discuss your Christian family needs and requirements.

Sahara Funeral in Sydney is proud to support all religions and we are proud to announce that we are a multicultural funeral service within the Sydney area. We have an extensive knowledge on many religions and cultures. Our empathetic staff is always here to help and assist you and your family in any way we can. We have professional and highly experienced priests throughout all religions that are kind and understanding to your needs. Please feel free to call us to discuss your family’s religious and cultural needs, we are only too happy to help you and guide you through this difficult time.

How to Prepare a Death Notice For a Newspaper

How to Prepare a Death Notice For a Newspaper

When a loved one has passed away, usually a death notice is placed in the newspaper to announce the passing of the individual. This notice is paid for by the family and is the responsibility of the family, however here at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney, we are more than happy to help guide you through that process if you need our help or expertise.

Our friendly and highly experienced staff can give you informative hints and tips on how you can go about placing the death notice in your local newspaper. We are always here for you, starting from the very initial stages of meeting with you and your family, right through to the very end. So if you have any questions regarding the preparation and placing of the death notice, please let Sahara Indian Funeral Services know.

To begin with, the death notice usually contains information such as the main details of the funeral. The funeral notice should mention the name of the deceased, the date, time and where the location of the service and will be held.

The funeral notice may also contain other information such as the cause of death and the names of the surviving members of the family. Usually the information that is displayed in the newspaper is the responsibility of the person placing and paying for the ad, so the information should be as accurate as possible.

If some reason, you are having difficulty placing an ad in the paper, please speak to the funeral director at Sahara Indian Funerals so that we can place the add on your behalf. Our director will meet or talk with you over the phone to discuss the vital information that needs to be included in the death notice.

A basic death notice in the paper will include the deceased person’s full name, the date of the passing, the location of the funeral service and the date and time.

However may families like to include more extensive information about their loved one such as the cause of death and the names of surviving family members.

When preparing a more extensive death you may also like to include detailed information such as the date and location of the deceased birth, their religion, the school they attended, any additional studies they completed, such as university and any accomplishments, awards or honours they may have received.

If the deceased was in a military service such as the army or navy, you can mention their time in service, details of any awards they may have received, or what their time in the military service meant to them or their family.

Many people have hobbies and interests that take up a large part of their life, this includes any sporting clubs they belonged to and any sporting events they liked to enter. If you’re loved one was a very social person and liked to give their time to a charity, you can mention the details of their contribution to that association and how their time spent with that charity benefitted others around them and indirectly within the community. Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney also recommended mentioning any other special accomplishment that has not been mentioned above, however was of great service or accomplishment, sometimes it’s the little things that make that person special!

Quite often the person who has passed away, will leave or ask for special requests, these may include any donations to charities or sending the funeral flowers to a special cause.

Some Basic Hints & Tips For Writing A Death Notice

To begin with, it is extremely important to decide upon whom will be the person responsible for writing the death notice. If you are having difficulties in deciding, or just don’t feel like you can write it, then please remember that the staff here at Sahara Funeral Services in Sydney are here for you and would be able to make arrangements for you on your behalf.

The second thing to consider is that the information on the death notice is completely accurate. You may need to ask family and friends for additional information and details, so that the details are correct.

Also, you may like to look into the cost of the death notice, this may limit the amount of information that you would like to supply. The more information you give will result in costing extra. If your budget is limited, then we recommend that you keep it simple with the basic information such as name of the deceased, the date, time and location of the funeral service. If your budget permits, then adding the extra details of your loved ones life is not necessary, however nice for your family and friends to read.

Sahara Indian Funerals always recommends reading through the death notice prior to submitting it to the newspaper, look for spelling mistakes, grammar and basic errors, this will make it more legible.

Writing a funeral notice can be difficult, especially when it’s a very emotional time within your life, however it need not be done alone. We are always here for you, so if you need any help or guidance please feel free to ask one of our funeral director or one of our friendly and helpful staff members so that we can help guide you through this process.

Sikh Funeral Ceremony and Cremation Services in Sydney

Sikh Funeral Service

The Funeral Director and staff at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney are highly trained in most religious funeral services. Sikhism is one of the religions that we have extensive knowledge in and we are able to provide a full Sikh funeral service in Sydney to those families that belong to the Sikh faith.

Sikhism was originated in India in the late 15th century and is based on the teachings of the first Sikh guru Nank. Currently in modern day society, there are around 20 million practicing Sikh’s throughout the world.

When a Sikh family is looking for a funeral home and director, they usually look for someone who has a wide knowledge and experience about the Sikh religion so that the ritual and traditions are carried through , honouring their loved ones life. The family of the deceased is looking for a funeral home that will be sensitive to the Antam Sanskar, also known as the right of passage. This is where Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney can be of great help and comfort to you and your family, we are extremely experienced and very sensitive to the needs and requirements of the Sikh religion.

Sikh Funeral Rituals

The Sikh religion believes that the soul itself is not subject to death and that death is only a natural progression to the journey from god. Because the soul never dies, Sikh’s mostly pray at the funeral so that the soul can be released and returned from the bonds of reincarnation back to god once again.

As part of the funeral service, Sikhs prepare a yoghurt bath for the body, all whilst reciting special prayers. After this ritual the deceased is dressed in new clothes. Once the body is dressed there are 5 main symbols that of the Sikh religion, these are of the Kesh, which is of uncut hair.

The next Sikh symbol is Kirpan, this is a Sikh knife that represents compassion and of one’s task to defend the truth. The third symbol is the one of Kara, this symbol is the steel bracelet and the fourth symbol is the Kachera which is the special Sikh Underwear. The last symbol is the Kanga, the Kanga is a small comb that is worn under the turban.

Once the 5 main symbols have been taken care of, and then there is usually a small ceremony that follows at the funeral home before the actual cremation takes place. To start the actual service there is usually an Ardas or community prayer.

The Granthi usually offers a few words, however this is completely optional. There are two main prayers that are said daily by Sikhs, one of which is the Japi and the other is the Sohila. After these two prayers have been recited then the cremation usually begins. Once the prayers have finished the funeral is usually completed, however they can also be said throughout the entire cremation. This service usually lasts around about thirty to sixty minutes. After the cremation there is usually a service at the Gurdwara, however this is completely optional.

The funeral director at Sahara Indian Funerals are always available for you and your family to talk to, in fact we are readily available 24 hours a day, 7 day’s per week, so if you have any questions regarding the preparation of your loved one, or if you would like to discuss the service or cremation please feel free to get in contact with us. We also understand that the family of the deceased will need comforting during this difficult time. We can arrange for the necessary memorial services that you may like to have at home, this of course is completely optional to you and your family.

Many families request readings such as Akhand Path or other readings such as The Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This is usually completed over a 48 hour period when read in Gurmukhi or 72 hour when read in English. Usually this process of the readings is read in turns by various people.

Sahara Funerals know that this time of morning is one of sadness and loss and that usually the families like to remember the good memories of their loved one and that they are returning home to god.

What Happens Before The Ceremony

Keeping in with The Sikh religion, the deceased will always be cremated within three days after the death. It is fair to say that it is appropriate to call the family of the deceased, however the general focus is not on sadness or loss, but rather on the joy and good times and that the body is returning home to god. Before the ceremony, the body is surrounded by beautiful flowers.

More About The Ceremony

To begin with, the pre-cremation ceremony usually takes place at a funeral home, followed by the post cremation service that then takes place at the Gudwara.

The guests usually arrive prior to the service so that they can take their place and be ready for when the service begins. The family usually sits at the front and the guests are usually seated wherever they wish. At the Gurdwara service everyone sits on the floor, usually facing the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book.

Keeping in with tradition, the men usually sit on the left and the women sit on the right, later on if any guests arrive then they may enter quietly and sit anywhere they like. When it comes to the Gurdwara, you may wait at the entrance until the Ardas or community prayer ends and everyone has been seated again.

Every family is different, depending on the Custom of the Sikh family, the body may be open for visitation before the funeral ceremony. As a guest you are not required to view the body, it is simply your choice, if you go to see the deceased, then offer a short prayer for the soul. When this takes place, the family usually will attend the ceremony only and nor before. When a family member arrives it is polite to offer your condolences.

At Sahara Indian Funeral in Sydney we are well aware of the customs and rituals that take place at Sikh funerals and highly sensitive and towards the family and deceased needs. We also know that there usually is only one person that is the major official of the ceremony, this is usually a close family member.

Officials at the funeral ceremony usually lead and recite the prayer in the Gurwara. The Granthi or Giani Ji, is the person who reads the Hukam from the the Sri Guru Granth Sahib which is usually chosen randomly by the reader.

To begin with the reading is usually read in the original Gurmukhi language and then later translated to English or the main language of the congregation per the request of the family.

Next, the attendants and the religious people who sit behind the Guru Granth Sahib, who wave the Chori, the long handled brushes that are made from horse hair, take away the scriptures and put them away safely. The attendants are also present to assist in any way they can and to serve a sweet Indian pudding called Prasad at the end of the service.

To praise god, Kirtanis and musicians are present at the ceremony so that they can lead the Sangat in the Kirtan. Along with the Kirtanis and musicians there is a master of ceremonies. This person is responsible for announcing guest speakers and how the order of service will progress. Quite often the master of ceremonies role is fulfilled by the Gurdwara’s secretary or the Granthi.

Usually when the order of ceremony is held at a funeral home, there is no particular person who instructs the order of the ceremony. However the Gurdwara service may have a written program and possibly the master of ceremonies may make announcements from on occasions.

If you are a non- Sikh, then there are no real expectations of you, except to stand and sit at the same time as everyone else does. Non –Sikh attendants are not expected to sing or bow or except the sweet Prasad pudding. In the Sikh religion the sweet pudding is considered a blessing.

The Cremation

Once the cremation commences, usually only the family members attend as the cremation can last many hours. To commence the cremation the Arda, the community prayer is recited and the minister usually offers prayers and says a few words. The Japji and the Kirtan Sohila are recited and the cremation begins. Usually guests don’t attend or participate unless the family of the decease invites them.

Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney, will be able to help guide you and the family through all of the funeral arrangements and associated costs. They can guide you through all of the ceremony and cremation arrangements that need to be made prior to the funeral. Our highly experienced funeral director and friendly helpful staff are always there for you and your family. It is our honour to guide you through this difficult time and assist you in making the decisions that need to be made.

When attending a Sikh funeral appropriate clothing should be worn at all times. For males a suit with a tie is recommended or modest clothing to show respect, any colour choice is suitable. Shoes are permitted inside the funeral home, however not within the Gurdwara service. Your head should be covered with either a hat, scarf or turban.

Women should modest clothing, your legs should be covered, any type of long dress, skirt or pant suit would be expectable. Comfortable clothing is recommended as you will need to sit cross legged on the floor. You may wear shoes in the funeral home. However you will need to remove your shoes before entering the Gurdwara. Your head should be covered with some type of covering such as a scarf, dupatta or hat. The colour of your attire is optional, any colour would be suitable.


Sending flowers to the deceased family is appropriate and always welcomed. If you would like to choose a charity to make a contribution to on behalf of the deceased please check with the family. This is much appreciated, however not expected in any way. You may bring food with you, however please keep in mind that food items such as meat, fish, eggs and alcohol is not permitted.

We Are Here To Help

At Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney we welcome you to call us day or night to enquire and discuss with us any questions you may have. We are available to you and your family and are more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have. This includes before the ceremony and cremation, during the progression of the funeral and after the cremation ceremony.Please call us day or night we are here to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 day’s a week.

We Also Specialise in Christian, Buddhist, Nepali, Sri Lankan & Hindu Funeral Services in Sydney.

How To Write a Eulogy

How To Write a Eulogy

At Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney, we are here to help assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! When your loved one has passed away, there are many things that need to be planned for the funeral and preparing a Eulogy is one of them.

Basically a Eulogy is a pre- planned speech that is given by a loved one or a friend at the funeral service. The Eulogy is given to commemorate and celebrate the deceased and is delivered by a family member, close family friend or the priest.

The Eulogy started way back in Ancient Greek times, this ancient tradition has carried over into modern times. Although not all religions include a Eulogy in the funeral services, many religions do, and here at Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney, we support all religions and traditions and are more than happy to assist you and your family on ideas and how you can prepare the right and appropriate Eulogy for your loved one.

When preparing a Eulogy that honours and farewells your loved one, there are many key points that you can consider that will honour, share, express and respect the deceased.

There are various writing styles that can be implemented, these styles usually depend on the person and circumstance of the deceased. For example if the deceased was not close to you, however you have been asked to say an Eulogy on behalf of the family, then you may wish to consider including aspects of the deceased that include that persons history, career and achievements.

If the deceased was close to you on a more personal level, than you can include more personal topics such as memories, stories that you had shared. Writing a Eulogy is not something one writes everyday, so it can be very confusing and daunting. This is where our funeral home director and staff can assist you. We also have Hindu priests and other priests of other religions available that can assist you in compelling a Eulogy that will reflect your loved ones life.

A Eulogy doesn’t need to be one way or another, you can combine both types of writing styles and combine them into one. In general writing a Eulogy is almost a difficult task for many, however you can use this time to help yourself and other family members to start the healing process.

When writing a Eulogy, you may wish to consider important key points such as writing from the heart! Expressing your thoughts and feeling and what meant the most to you about that person is a good place to start. Even though this can be a task that seems unachievable at the time, please do remember that Sahara Funerals in Sydney is here to help you every step of the way!

Many loved ones feel great comfort in referring back to old photos from the past and compiling important moments in dates throughout the deceased person’s life. Special times and occasions that has meaning to both of you and your family is a good place to start.

Sometimes a piece of memorabilia that belongs to you or your loved one is a great place to start building the content of your Eulogy. Use the importance of that memorabilia and the memories
surrounding it to find the inspiration.

Sometimes something as simple as your loved ones special flower can spark a memory or special occasion surrounding that flower. Maybe the deceased liked to keep that particular flower in the house or within their garden. You can use those special memoires to include in your Eulogy.

If you are still lost for ideas about writing a Eulogy, then you may like to consider consulting with family and friends and other acquaintances, they should be able to shed some light and give you some valuable ideas. Writing their ideas, thoughts and memoires down on a piece of paper can also help you with the overall writing process. When you see these memories in black and white it quite often help the flow of the Eulogy come together much quicker.

Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney are always approachable and our funeral director and staff are more than happy to sit down with you and give you suggestions on what you could include in your Eulogy. A Eulogy quite often contains content such as your feelings for that person, moments you shared, memories and anything else that you can think of that is meaningful to you or your loved one.

Some people like to use humour in their Eulogy, especially when their loved one was a funny or humourous person throughout their life. When appropriate humour can help lighten the mood and
relieve tension within the congregation of the people at the funeral that are paying tribute. The humour should always only be in appropriate situations and of good taste. You may wish to talk to other family members and friend to hear their feedback first, just in case humour may offend.

Many Hindu priests and other religious priest or celebrants suggest making a rough draft first, then having them take a look over it. This can help you to decide what content you would like t use and what content you would like to discard. Also they may also bring up religious points that you may like to add in that would commemorate their lives. Many priests have know the deceased all of their lives and may be able to share with you their very own thoughts and memories.

When compiling a Eulogy you should consider setting out your information so that it contains a beginning, middle and end, so that it flows and makes sense. Keeping your thoughts to a structured
sequencing can help your Eulogy flow and feel interesting to listen to. Once you have completed your Eulogy, make sure that you review it many times so that you feel happy and confident when you read it out loud at the funeral service. Practicing your speech a few times in front of another friendly will also make you feel confident on the day.

To give your Eulogy meaning you can also include meaningful content such as, nicknames that they were known as, when and where they were born and any special meaning that may have to you, their parents and how they met, their siblings and their names and interesting facts about their early childhood.

You can also mention in your Eulogy schools that they had attended and any achievements they had, the academic awards and qualifications they achieved during their school years and some interesting facts about their school days and early childhood.

Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney also suggest that you add other milestones to your Eulogy such as their working career, any details about their marriage, any children they had including their names or any significant relationships they had throughout their adult life.

If the case the deceased where older, than it would be nice for you to include in your Eulogy the details and names of their grandchildren and what their grandchildren meant to them. You could also mention any hobbies that they may have had, for example they may have liked to have played sport, traveled or they had a keen interest in craft.

You can always add information such as their likes or dislikes, the type of music they liked to listen to or any saying they liked to say, or maybe they were known for their humour. Many people like to add special poem that had some type of meaning to the deceased or possibly a reading or lovely piece of music.

All of these are just some ideas that you can use when compiling a Eulogy, please remember that Sahara Indian Funerals are here for you and your family 24 hours a day 7 day’s a week. So if you need some assistance or just need someone to run things by, then our funeral director and friendly staff are always here for you. Please feel free to call us when you need us, we are only just a phone call away.

Indian Funeral Directors in Sydney

When choosing one of the Indian funeral directors in Sydney there are many things to consider! Taking a look at the funeral directors qualifications and the ability to arrange and implement your funeral requirement and needs is of upmost importance!

At Sahara Funerals, we invite you to call us and to discuss our qualifications, ability to organise and facilitate and how we can best assist you throughout this time of need. During this difficult process you need a funeral director who will be there for you 24 hours a day, 7 day’s a week. You will also need a strong and organized funeral director who will be able to guide you and your family through many decisions that will need to be made. During the times of distress, you will require your funeral director to have ample experience and empathy when you require it the most.

Indian Funeral Directors in Sydney know exactly what needs to be done to ensure that your loved ones funeral is prepared, arranged and coordinated in a professional and meaningful manner. The funeral director has many responsibilities to carry through during the funeral process, please make sure you choose your funeral director carefully as the funeral director can make the whole process of one of ease.

Our aim is to provide and assist you with professional and affordable funeral services that will be meaningful to your family and help you celebrate and honour your loved ones life. Sahara funeral have Hindu priests and staff that are highly trained and extremely proficient in the roles they play within the funeral process. Funerals Director is highly trained and extremely professional in dealing with approaching families that are grieving and requiring sympathy, empathy and strong leadership and direction. Our Indian funeral director in Sydney is here to assist you and guide you when you need them the most! This high level of service begins from the first point of contact, through the initial stages of planning and then right through to the last point of contact. We also provide follow up communication to make sure that everything is running as smoothly as possible.

Our funeral director and staff are here to provide you with accurate quotes and a long detailed list of helpful and informative services and links that will allow you to make the most appropriate decisions. The job of our funeral director is to provide an itemised list of all inclusions that are included in the funeral package. There is absolutely no hidden costs or fee’s! At Sahara Funeral in Sydney, our director’s job is to help you make all of the funeral arrangements and to arrange them together with you and your family, all within in your families budget.

Choosing the right Indian funeral director in Sydney for your loved one will be the hardest decision you make, once you feel comfortable with your funeral director then the first arrangement of the funeral director is to organize the transfer of your loved one to the care of the funeral director and home. The funeral director will meet with you and discuss the funeral arrangements. If the funeral is a Hindu wedding, then the funeral director will organize the appropriate Hindu priest. Sahara Funeral in Sydney, can organise any type of funeral to suit your religion and ethnic background. We can organise Christian Funerals, Hindu Funerals, and facilitate ethnic backgrounds such as Italian, Greek and Chinese. Please call us today so that we can give you extensive information on cultural and religious funerals.

At Sahara Funerals, our director will guide you through making decisions such as deciding if the funeral will be a burial or cremation, will you need a religious priest or civil celebrant to provide the service and where and when will the funeral be held. Most of these arrangements can be made over the phone, however we will meet to discuss other arrangements that you may like to make face to face. Our funeral director is highly sensitive to your needs and emotions and will gently lead you throughout the process.

Deciding where the funeral will take place can be a difficult decision to make that is why our funeral director and staff can offer suitable suggestions that meet your needs and requirements. Once the date, time and venue has been deicide upon, you will need to make decisions alongside the guidance of our funeral director on other aspects of the funeral.

At Sahara Funerals, our director will assist you in making decisions on the choice of songs that you like and would like to hear at your loved ones funeral. They will also recommend and guide you through the type of flowers you may like to choose from. They will ask questions such as would you like fresh flowers? Can you think of any flowers that may be of significance to your loved one and what is your budget?

Our funeral director will ask you question such as, would you like bury or cremate? What’s your budget? Are there any special features or effects that you would like to choose or add? Personalising your loved one’s funeral is essential to making the day a personal one that celebrates your loved ones life.

At Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney, our funeral director will ask you if you would like to place a notice in the newspaper and how you would like to personalize it and make it special. Our funeral director will also guide you through special features of the funeral such as will there be any poems, tributes and how the Eulogy will be delivered. Many families choose to personalize their loved ones funeral by adding special touches such as photos or media presentations. Please discuss any special request that you may have, so that we can assist you in making your loved ones funeral a celebration of life.

To make sure that the entire funeral arrangements fit within your budget, our Indian funeral directors in Sydney will make sure that all of the documents and costing are prepared and kept for you to view and look over in a convenient time for you. We will be able to provide you with the final amounts and any contracts that need to be signed well in advance so that everything is clear for you. There will be no hidden costs and everything will be detailed in full.

Arranging you loved ones funeral need not be an expensive or confusing process, Sahara Funerals Endeavour to make this process as smooth as possible! Our professional and extensive service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so please do not hesitate to pick up the phone to ask any question that may be on your mind. Our Indian funeral directors in Sydney are here to help you anyway we can, no question is too big or small, so call us today so that we can begin the process of planning a send off for your love one that will celebrate and honour their life.

Registering a Death After a Funeral

At Sahara Funerals, we are here to assist you in any way we can. We know that organizing a funeral can be daunting, tiring and confusing, so we make it out mission to be there for you and your family in this very important time of need.

Registering a death after a funeral can be confusing to some people, that’s why our funeral director and friendly helpful staff are here to assist you in arranging the necessary paper work that need to be completed.

Sahara Indian Funerals Services in Sydney will arrange a time with you that is convenient for you and your family to sit together to prepare the required medical legal forms. Our funeral director and staff are extremely sensitive to your needs and will show you kindness and compassion throughout the entire process.

The process of preparing the legal documents usually begins with a doctor signing the certificate, this confirms the death. Usually funeral arrangements cannot be completed until the doctor has signed and issued this certificate. The doctor’s certificate must be issued within 48 hours after the person’s death and given to the funeral director. When the doctor cannot find the exact cause of death, then the doctor needs to forward the deceased to the coroner so that the cause of death can be recorded.

This certificate is called a Doctors Certificate of Cause of Death, this is legally required to be forwarded to the appropriate state office within 14 days from the date of death.

Once the certificate has been completed appropriately, Sahara Funerals Sydney can then collect the deceased into our care. From there, our funeral director in charge will collect the information that is required for registering the death and it then forward the forms to the Births, Deaths and Marriages within your state government office. If you require assistance with other things such a newspaper notices, the funeral director will be able to assist you with that as well.

After you have completed this process of registering the death, you will receive a certified death certificate, this process can take up to 14 days. This step is absolutely necessary as you may need this certificate for and financial or legal reasons. If there is no funeral director involved in arranging the legalities of the funeral, then it is up to the person who is arranging the funeral arrangements on behalf of the deceased to register the death. If you are having any difficulties preparing or sending in the correct documents to Births, Deaths and Marriage office, then our Hindu Priest will be able to assist you with this process.

The Process of Registering a Death

  • The full names of the deceased need to be provided to the funeral director.
  • The residential address of the deceased is required for notification on the death certificate.
  • The correct date and place of birth will need to supplied.
  • The occupation of the deceased is required for the birth certificate.
  • The marital status of the deceased.
  • Additional marital information will be required, where they were married, when they were married and to whom they were married to.
  • The full name of their father and his occupation.
  • Mothers full name, including her maiden name and occupation.
  • Full names of the children that are living and deceased.

During the entire process of preparing and registering the deaths certificate, Sahara Funerals in Sydney, are always aware of various religious and cultural needs. You can feel secure knowing that our intentions are always one of sensitivity. Our dedicated staff is here to serve you in the best way we know possible. We have been serving a large range of cultural and religious communities since we commenced and look forward to assisting you with any arrangements that need to be decided upon. We have a large Hindu community and have many Hindu priests that are here for you in your time of need.

Please call Sahara Hindu Funerals today, for further information. We are here to assist you in any way we can and promise to be caring and sensitive to you and your family’s needs. Our 24 hour 7 day a week service is available at all times so that you won’t feel as though you are alone and having to deal with the funeral arrangements all by yourself. Our friendly and compassionate staff are highly trained to offer you and your family the best possible care.

Burial Services in Sydney

Burial Services in Sydney can be expensive, however at Sahara Funerals, we aim to provide burial services that are inexpensive at for within your budget. Our compassionate team has created affordable burial services that suit your individual needs as well as your immediate finances.

Sahara Funerals understands that during the time you lose a loved one that it can be a time of stress and confusion. We also know that there are many choices to be made and one of them is to bury or cremate.

For those who choose to bury, we understand that it can be a very expensive time and one that will require guidance and assistance from our friendly staff members. Sahara Indian Funeral Services in Sydney are a boutique style company that offers 24 hour, 7 days a week phone support and face to face contact for all those times that you will require our help, advice and guidance.

Our friendly team has the training, skills and empathy that is required to create the perfect farewell for your loved one. Sahara Indian Funeral Services Sydney have many years of experience, this allows us to ensure that everything on the day and throughout the entire process runs smoothly and to your satisfaction.

Our company ethos to fulfill the thoughts and ideas you have and make them become a reality. We are here to personalise your loved ones burial service by discussing all of your ideas and making them become all that you had envisaged.

What makes us different to other Funeral Home Services in Sydney? We care!! We listen and we go above and beyond what you ask from us. We pride ourselves on coordinating an experience for you and your family that will be memorable in the most positive way.

When planning a Burial Ceremony in Sydney, there are many types of cultural and religious formalities that need to be taken into consideration. All of these formalities are discussed and implemented to ensure that your loved one is fare-welled appropriately. Sharing stories of your loved one and their beliefs along with your family’s beliefs ensures that the burial service is to your up-most satisfaction.

At Sahara Funerals, we feel richer for this sharing experience and we also recognize that it is a great privilege to be able share your individual ideas, this is how we learn how to grow and embrace all of the families we assist. Our team also provides ongoing support and assistance to all our families so that we can guide you through this most difficult time the very best we can, with empathy and compassion.

Our goal is create a trusting relationship with you so that you can feel relaxed enough to be able to trust us, so that we can guide you through all of the costing that you will need to consider and inevitably make decisions on.

Once you a ready to proceed with the planning of the Burial Services in Sydney, we can commence the planning of the burial by discussing topics such as the time of transfer at time of need into our care, care and preparation, coffin choices, the church or chapel fee, the celebrant or minister you would like to choose, the floral arrangements and a few more items that will need to be discussed and deiced upon prior to the burial service.

We promise to treat your family with the up-most courtesy and respect during this difficult time and would like you to know we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions regarding Burial Services in Sydney, please feel free to give us a call so we can begin to support you in every way we know how.

From the team at Sahara Funerals, we invite you to make the first step by simply picking up the phone and giving us a call so that we can assist you in the best way we know how.

Cremation Services Sydney

Welcome to Sahara Indian Funerals Services Sydney. Our helpful and friendly team is here to help guide you when making those difficult decisions.

One of those decisions is to cremate or bury, in many cases families and friends are unsure of what is best for their loved one. Our experienced staff will be able to help guide you in making this decision by discussing the benefits of both, so that you make the right decision.

Sahara Funerals, will extensively work alongside you to plan other arrangements such as organising the right service that honours your loved one and your family’s culture, religious beliefs and financial commitments.

For many reasons people decide to cremate over burial these days, one of those reasons is financial, due to high cost of burial sites, especially in larger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, families are choosing to cremate over burial and therefore cremation generally works out cheaper.

Due to the change in religious beliefs and modern day attitude, many people are choosing to cremate over burial. For many people cremation is preferred as they choose to have their ashes scattered in their favourite place.

When cremation is the choice, loved ones have the option of keeping the ashes in an urn at home or a memorial garden. Keeping the ashes in an urn quite often brings the family peace knowing that their loved one is close to them at all times.

Shahara Indian Funerals Sydney can also assist you in the process of lodging the necessary documentation with certain authorities that follows any type of burial or cremation.

Organsisng a cremation need not be a time of confusion, let us help and assist you in organizing the type of cremation service you would like, considering factors such as a no attendance cremation, chapel service, church service or a private family service in your home or at beautiful venue of your choice.

To find out more information on our cremations services, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss more detailed information.

Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney, are here to help you through this difficult time of need, please feel free to contact us anytime to talk to one of our friendly and helpful staff.

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Valuing Your Family’s Traditions and Customs

Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney understand that when you are initially faced with having to make arrangements for your loved ones funeral that you will need help and guidance in making decisions.

That’s why Sahara Funerals are always available to assist you in organising a Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Nepalese or Sri Lankan funeral that most people would have no prior experience in doing so.

The initial call made to the staff at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney, will be one of understanding and caring so that together we can begin to discuss the funeral arrangements. From there, we can make an appointment so that we can meet and help guide and assist you with the funeral arrangements that you desire.

Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney understand that some people may have a clear vision of the arrangements they may want to make, and yet others may want to consider all of their options before making any final decisions. The staffs at Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney are professional, warm and caring and are always available to care and serve families, helping them to arrange the most appropriate way to say goodbye to their loved ones.

Celebrating, reflecting and sharing in memories is very important for the family and friends that are left behind, Sahara Indian Funerals will help you in organising a final farewell to celebrate, honour and appreciate their loved ones life.

At Sahara Funerals we provide, Hindu Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Nepalese and Sri Lankan families with well planned funeral arrangements in their time of need with quiet, comfortable surroundings to help in assist in making decisions that preserve longstanding traditions and customs.

Our high standard of experience allows for transparency of our business practices and service of pricing, offering a unique and personalised service, giving peace of mind at a very difficult time in your family’s life.

Sahara Funerals offer various funerals that include traditional funerals, various cremation service options and memorial services and ceremonies. Our reputation of honesty and integrity is well known in our Hindu community and is one of our most valued assets.

Saying your final goodbye to your loved one is a very difficult process, Sahara Indian Funerals in Sydney wish to make this process as easy as possible by providing your family with complete care so that you can focus on preparing your final goodbye.

We can provide complete care to you by making sure that we are there for you when you need us the most and to guide you through a step by step process that will allow you to feel comfortable in the decisions that have been made along the way.

Sahara Funeral are able to honour and embrace the traditional values of Hindu Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Nepalese and Sri Lankan families through a full selection of innovative services. We encourage you to be in contact with us so that we can discuss and arrange your family’s needs and requirements, we will absolutely do our upmost to meet with you and exceed any of your expectations.

We hope that you will feel comfortable enough to turn to us for helpful and compassionate care and service, we promise to honour you, your loved one, family and friends, respecting your wishes and personal touches.

Please feel free to call us to explore and discuss the many varied options and services that we have to offer you and your family.

Choosing a Casket or Coffin For Funeral Service in Sydney

Choosing a Casket or Coffin For Funeral Service in Sydney

Sahara Funeral’s Sydney is here to help guide you through the whole planning process of your loved one’s funeral. We understand that there are many decisions are to be made and that one of them is choosing the right casket or coffin.

Choosing a coffin or casket is a personal choice and one that often reflects your budget and circumstances. Sahara Funeral’s Sydney can show and advise you coffins and caskets that cater to your needs.

Many families request special designs and features that they would like to be customized on the casket/coffin. Choosing a coffin is a very personal decision, usually the coffin/casket reflects our loved ones unique life they have lived and their personality. This is where Sahara Indian Funerals Services Sydney can help assist you, as we will endeavour to meet your requests wherever possible.

Whichever coffin/casket option you choose, rest assured that you are choosing quality materials that come in various colours and finishes. To celebrate your loved ones funeral, you may also like to consider choosing from n extensive range of LIFE ART coffins and caskets. You can choose from our design gallery and personalise and decorate the coffin to make it truly unique, personal and special. LIFE ART coffins/caskets are made from recycled sustainable materials that can be printed in high quality finishes.

Sahara Indian Funerals Services Sydney, can help point you in the right direction and help make those difficult decisions when needed.

Typical Features Of A Coffin

The typical features of a coffin is that it’s usually tapered and narrow at the head and widest at the shoulders and then tapered towards the feet. They are traditionally made from timber veneer, custom wood and composite board. They come in an extensive range of colours and finishes.

Typical Features Of A Casket

Caskets are usually rectangular in shape and have a hinged lid. They are usually made from solid timber and are available to choose from an extensive range of colour and finishes.

Flower Arrangements For Funerals in Sydney

At Sahara Indian Funeral Services Sydney, we help in assisting you choose the right type of flowers that will be required at your loved one’s funeral.

Flowers honour the person who has died and is an important aspect of a funeral service. Adorning the coffin or casket with beautiful flowers is a thoughtful gesture and provides a key focal point to the service.

Sahara Indian Funeral Services Sydney can show you and provide you with an extensive range of floral arrangements. Our extensive range of flowers is available in various types of colour, styles and size.

We can show and advise you on the floral arrangements for the coffin, some of these may include double ended casket sprays in various colour and flower combinations and single ended casket sprays that are smaller in length. Both the double ended and single ended coffin displays can be customized to your choice of colour and flower selection of your choice.

Sahara Indian Funeral Services Sydney also offer alternative flower selection such as a floral cross made up of your choice of flower and colours selection or you may prefer circular wreaths that are made up any colour and flower combination. Circular wreaths represent the circle of life and are an alternative to other flower arrangements.

Funeral hearts made up of various flowers and colour combinations are also used as a symbol of love and affection and mostly sent by family and friends of the deceased.

Alternately Sahara Indian Funeral Services can advise you on other floral arrangements such as small bunches of floral posies or arrangements as a memento of your love and respect to the deceased and their family.

Sahara Indian Funeral Services understands that all funerals are different and so are the specific needs of all floral tributes. Please feel free to contact us regarding those needs so that we can work with you in fulfilling the best possible floral arrangements for you and your love one.

Why Choose Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney?

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Why Choose Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney?

Here is why you should choose Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney over any other Funeral Home in Sydney?

Sahara Indian Funerals Sydney is there to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our caring and professionally trained staff is there to guide you through the choices and decisions that will need to be coordinated, ensuring your loved one’s funeral is a perfect reflection of their life.

Our 24/7 hour support will give you peace of mind knowing that we are here for you during this difficult time. Choosing a reliable and experienced funeral director that understands you and your family’s unique set of needs is paramount.

With the first 24 hours after the death as occurred is when you need Sahara Indian Funeral Sydney Services the most. That is why we provide 24 hour a day 7 days a week advice and support service to the grieving loved ones. During that initial 24 hour period we provide you with detailed information and assistance to ensure the whole process experience is one of less confusion, providing you and your family with a clear vision of what seems like a maze of constant arrangements.

Sahara Indian Funeral Services Sydney aims to provide your family with a reliable, helpful and friendly 24 hour a day 7 days a week telephone service so they we have a direct line of communication with you at all times. Our role is providing you with clear and precise practical information, guidance and advice during the process of immediate steps right through to the end of the funeral arrangements.

Our friendly and caring staff here at Sahara Indian Funeral Services are dedicated to assisting to you during this daunting and emotional time, please call us on 0422 728 588 or 9676 8338 for any arrangements or questions you may have. Indian Funeral Services are here to provide you and your loved ones with loving at caring support, please call us today so we can assist you at any time, day or night.