Hare Krishna!
Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,

Firstly I apologize for this question. If any Prabhuji/ Mataji wants this to be deleted, please let me know, I will delete this.
The question is,

1. Why after death(actually leaving HIS material body) Srila Prabhupada's body was not burnt? One of my friends asked this question to me, but I could not answer him.

2. He said, Isn't this against Dharma (Specially Hindu Dharama)?

I only told him the soul which is liberated and gets salvation does not require to be burnt. This can be buried in the Samadhi ( Mayapur Samadhi Mandir ).

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    My humble obeisances Prabhu,

    First of all You can tell Your friend that there is no such like word as "Hindu" in Vedic Shastras - Nowhere!

    So according to Vedas saint's body is spiritual. So it is not burned. But kept in Samadhi. As like Yamunacharya's body. After he left this world his body moved and even still it did not loose form.

    So saintly peoples' bodies are spiritual - and object of worship. 

    The meaning of burning is:

    after death conditioned soul cannot leave his body because he is attached to his material body so cries, and laments seeing his body lying dead. Because of that suffers. Because of that it is recommended to burn so that that conditioned soul can forget it and go and take another body.

    So it is the meaning of burning - to remove attachment to the body.

    But saints are saints they are not attached to this material world.

    Your servant, 

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