If there were a death in the royal family, the entire country wept and all temples were closed as a 72 day period of mourning began. During these 72 days, there were no sacrifices or festivals. The people also didn’t consume wheat, meat, wine, or dainty fare and they didn’t use baths or unguents, recline on couches, or make love. Another custom involving 200 to 300 people is quite unique; they would put mud on their heads and clothes and go around twice a day singing on the streets to praise the dead. On the 72nd day of mourning, the coffin containing the now mum...
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