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.