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  1. sky burial(noun)

    a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures

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  1. Sky burial

    Sky burial is a funerary practice in Tibet wherein a human corpse is incised in certain locations and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements and animals – especially predatory birds. The locations of preparation and sky burial are understood in the Vajrayana traditions as charnel grounds. In Tibet the practice is known as jhator, which means "giving alms to the birds." The majority of Tibetans adhere to Buddhism, which teaches rebirth. There is no need to preserve the body, as it is now an empty vessel. Birds may eat it, or nature may cause it to decompose. Thus, the function of the sky burial is simply to dispose of the remains. In much of Tibet, the ground is too hard and rocky to dig a grave, and, due to the scarcity of fuel and timber, sky burials are often more practical than cremation. High lamas and some other dignitaries may receive burials so as to honor them in death, but sky burials were standard practice for commoners.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sky burial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sky burial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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