1 Regarding Acharyas Posted by Gaurav on October 25, 2011 at 7:06pm in Guru why are all the Acharyas burried? and not burnt, is it not the violation of sanatana dharma?? You need to be a member of ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT to add comments! Join ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT Email me when people reply – Follow
thankyou for the kind replies
Tongue is a very important organ of our mouth.We undergo 2 actions with the help of tongue :1)talk, 2)taste.
To win this important organ,we should be conscious so that 1)we should not talk anything which is not related with krsna, 2)we should not taste anything which is not krsna-prosad.Then only our tongue as well as mouth would be properly used and those organs would be purified.
Common people generally violate those 2 principles in every moment.they never talk krsna-tatwa and never take krsna-prosad. so their mouths become so impure that after death fire is put on their face to make it pure.And , naturally,after putting fire on their face the whole body is burnt.
But in case of Vaisnaba Acharyas, they follow the 2 principls so strickly that it need not necessary at all to put fire on their face to make it pure.
So Acharyas are buried.
the bodies of great vaishnava acharyas are already pure. so their bodies are not burned.this is what i have heard .bodies for humans are burnt because it starts decaying so it is burnt but for acharyas its not true.
refer book gaudiya vaishnava samadhis in vrindavan
what was that laugh for :-|
all previous acharyas were sannyasis and it is vedic custom to bury sannyasis.