Four Different Options for Burying Cremated Remains

Once the cremated remains of the deceased are handed over to the family members, there is also a question as what can be done with the cremated remains. Well, burial of cremated remains is an option that best of the people prefer. If you want to bury cremated remains, you have a number of options for how and where to bury the remains. With cremation, you actually have more choices for a final resting place as compared to a typical earth burial.

Cremated remains

Some of the few options for burying cremated remains are:

  • Burial in a cremation plot
  • Burial in a private plot
  • Burial in an urn garden plot
  • Burial in a columbarium niche

Burial in a cemetery

You can buy some space at a local cemetery for burial of the cremated remains. While burying the cremated remains in a cemetery plot, memorial prayers and religious rites can even be performed at the graveside. Once the service is over, you can also choose to mark the location with a grave marker or monument. As cremated remains need less space as compared to the burial of a body, most cemeteries allow the burial of cremated remains of multiple people in the same plot. When purchasing a plot in a cemetery, be sure to ask for a full price list of all immediate and future charges.

Burying cremated remains in a private plot

Some families may choose to keep the ashes of their departed loved one and hence prefer to bury the cremated remains in their private property. Different regions of the country have regulations about the burial of ashes in a public properly, but in general it is allowed if the burial is done in a private property. For this kind of burial service, arrangements can be made without the need to involve a Funeral Director. However, it is highly recommended to follow the Health and Safety legislation applicable in the area where you reside. If you wish you can also plan a graveside ceremony in conjunction with the burial. Once the process is over, you can mark the area with a marker or monument. In the market, there are a wide variety of markers and monuments available to serve as a lasting tribute.

Burying cremated remains in an urn garden

Nowadays, many cemeteries or memorial parks have special area dedicated for the interment of cremated remains. This area is called an Urn Garden where you can bury an urn under the ground or opt for above ground memorial. Depending upon your budget and preference level you can inter the cremated remains in the landscape, such as in a large rock, in a bench, in a fountain, or in other landscape elements. If you wish you can mark the urn burial spot with a headstone or grave marker. Before making any final decision regarding memorialization, it is better to check the options offered by the cemetery or memorial park.

Burial in a columbarium niche

Putting cremated remains in a columbarium niche is a very unique way to store the cremated remains. A columbarium is a kind building that houses cremated remains. Basically the building is composed of small wall spaces, called niches. Each niche can hold a single urn. To keep an urn containing cremated remains in a columbarium, you need to fill some forms and then only you will be allocated with a niche. Once the urn containing the ashes has been interred in the columbarium, an identification mark will be placed outside the niche. You can find Government as well as privately owned columbarium and to get benefitted from the services offered by a columbarium you need to pay some money.  For more interesting storage options for cremated remains, you can check

To conclude, when it comes to making a final decision regarding the burial options for cremated remains it is advisable to choose one that suits your budget and preference level. Consult with others and then only come to a final conclusion.

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