Like Hindus and some Buddhists, cremation is also the preferred way of disposing the body of a deceased person.
On his or her death bed, the family members of the deceased will utter the Sukhmani (Hymn of Peace). Upon death, the body is washed and clothed in traditional Sikh attire. The coffin is then taken to the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) where the Sahib (Sikh priest) will proceed with the funeral rites.
As cremation begins, the Ardas (community prayer), Japji and Kirtan Sohila (daily prayers) can be recited.