• Spotlight on the Garden of Noor

    At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, we are dedicated to providing funeral services, burial services, and commemorative services for all the cultures in our community. Our Garden of Noor, or Garden of Light, is one of many spaces in our memorial park dedicated to the Muslim faith. This peaceful, quiet space for remembrance includes burial plots and resting spaces for families and friends to reflect on or commune with nature and their memories of lost loved ones.

    Would you like to learn more about your funeral and burial options at Chapel of the Chimes Hayward? Our staff is here to provide you with the funeral planning help you need, whether you want to pre-plan a funeral or have suffered a recent loss. Please contact us today via our website or by phone at (510) 398-6922 for more information about our memorial park and multicultural funeral services, cremation options, and burial services near Hayward.

  • The World’s Most Famous Mausoleums

    Mausoleums are free-standing buildings that provide above-ground entombment for a body or cremated remains, rather than the use of a burial plot to inter the body beneath the ground. These structures have been used throughout history to commemorate the lives of political and spiritual leaders; today, many individuals choose to have their body or cremated remains memorialized in a private or shared mausoleum following funeral services .

    Taj Mahal

    The Taj Mahal is one of India’s most famous landmarks; it is also a mausoleum that was completed in 1653 to contain the body of emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This white marble structure serves as the centerpiece of a 42-acre complex, which also houses several other structures, including a guest house and a mosque.

    Giza Pyramids

    The pyramids at Giza in Egypt are not only some of the oldest surviving dressed masonry buildings, but also among the largest human structures ever built. There are several surviving pyramids in the Giza complex, the largest of which house the pharaohs Khufu, Menkaure, and Khafre. The unique construction and interior design of the pyramids were meant not only to impress, but also to allow the deceased kings residing inside to easily and comfortably make the transition into the afterlife.

    Lenin Mausoleum

    The tomb of Vladimir Lenin is a more modern example of a mausoleum. This structure has housed the embalmed body of Lenin on display since his death in 1924. The Lenin Mausoleum draws architectural inspiration from a variety of ancient burial structures, including the Tomb of Cyrus the Great in Iran and the Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt.

    If you’d like to learn more about funeral, cremation, and burial options, please call Chapel of the Chimes Hayward today at (510) 398-6922. Whether you have recently lost a loved one or would like information about planning ahead near Hayward, our experienced and caring staff have the answers you need to make the decisions that are right for your family.

  • Reasons to Choose Cremation

    After death, there are several options available to memorialize the body, such as cremation and burial. During cremation , the body is reduced it is most basic elements using heat; these elements may be stored in an urn or other container, scattered in a favorite place, or buried following funeral services. Cremation is a popular option for many individuals, who may choose it for religious, personal, financial, or ecological reasons.

    Financial Considerations

    Cremation services are often 40-50% less expensive overall than more traditional embalming and burial services. Many individuals find cremation an appealing option for this reason, either because they wish to use their finances on other considerations while alive or they don’t want to leave a significant financial burden for their family.

    Personal Preferences

    Choosing cremation is a personal decision that may simply reflect the wishes and beliefs of an individual. Some people do not like the idea of burial, while others want their remains to be scattered in a location that holds personal significance but is not a cemetery or memorial park. Cremation is also a simple process that some find more appealing than the more complicated procedures of embalming and burial. Opting for cremation also eliminates the necessity of holding funeral services shortly after death, allowing loved ones the time they may need to travel for a memorial or funeral.

    Ecological Reasons

    In recent years, cremation services have become popular because of their ecological benefits as well. Cremation does not require the use of toxic embalming chemicals and does not take up land for a burial plot, nor does it require the use of wood or other resources to create a casket.

    At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, we offer comprehensive memorial and funeral services in Hayward, including cremation services and burial services in our memorial park. You can find out more about planning a cremation ceremony, funeral service, or memorial celebration to commemorate the life of a loved one when you visit our website or call (510) 398-6922.