Mausoleums are aboveground structures designed to hold caskets or urns. Both the size and capacity of mausoleums can vary greatly. There are a number of reasons why you may choose a mausoleum as the resting place for a recently deceased loved one, including discomfort with the idea of a relative being buried underground and a preference for the comfort and solace offered by indoor visitation. Continue reading to learn more about mausoleums.
Historically, mausoleums have been built as expressions of undying devotion or love. The Taj Mahal, for example, is one of the most elaborate monumental mausoleums. This structure, which is located in Agra, India, is one of the world’s most famous mausoleums. Built by Shah Jahan for his wife, the Taj Mahal has become a symbol of eternal love. Other famous mausoleums include the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The Pyramids of Giza are the world’s oldest known mausoleums and were built to house the remains of Egyptian pharaohs.
Today, smaller, private mausoleums are much more common than monumental ones. Private mausoleums are generally built for a specific family and can be designed to hold any number of caskets or urns. These mausoleums provide a great way to provide tribute to a family by serving as the resting place of several relatives. Private mausoleums can be designed in a multitude of ways. Chapel of the Chimes can design your private mausoleum based on your preferences and budget limitations. A garden mausoleum combines natural beauty with the elegance of aboveground entombment.
If you want to know more about mausoleums, call Chapel of the Chimes, in San Jose, at (866) 475-9407. For families that have recently lost a loved one, a private mausoleum is a wonderful way to preserve your relative’s memory while offering family members a tranquil and beautiful place to visit.