Last rites of J Jayalalithaa: Reasons why she is buried, not cremated

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J Jayalalithaa buried at the Marina beach
J Jayalalithaa buried at the Marina beach

New Delhi : Many speculations are being made over burial of Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, which contradicts with the cremating rituals of the Iyengar community she belonged to. But, if experts are to be believed then it is an "integral part of Dravidian culture". 

"Burial is an integral part of Dravidian culture," Ramu Manivannan, professor of political science at the University of Madras, told IANS. 

Another probable reason behind her burial could be that memorials are made for great personalities over their grave. 

Further bodies of leaders like DMK founder and Chief Minister C.N.Annadurai and AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) - the political mentor of Jayalalithaa - were buried at the Marina Beach and memorials for them have come up there. 

It is likely that J Jayalalithaa’s memorial will also be made there.


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