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Caption: The worlds first solar crematorium at the Muni Seva Ashram. Many Indians are Hindu, their religion dictates that upon death they are cremated. This uses up vast quantities of wood, chopped down from forest, to burn the bodies. This solar crematorium is the first in the world. It can burn a body completely in two hours, and can deal with four bodies a day. It has been designed to be strictly in accordance with the Hindu faith. The Muni Seva Ashram in Goraj, near Vadodara, India, is a tranquil haven of humanitarian care. The Ashram is hugely sustainable, next year it will be completely carbon neutral. Its first solar panels were installed in 1984, long before climate change was on anyones agenda. The worlds first solar crematorium. Many Indians are Hindu, their religion dictates that upon death they are cremated. This uses up vast quantities of wood, chopped down from forest, to burn the bodies. This solar crematorium is the first in the world. It can burn a body completely in two hours, and can deal with four bodies a day. It has been designed to be strictly in accordance with the Hindu faith.

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Solar crematorium

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