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.

Gifts

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.