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Columbarium Niches

Columbarium Niches are vaults placed in the wall or structures that you use to display and hold cremation urns.

The location where this niches are housed are usually in Columbarium.

They are known also as cremation niche where each compartment or space in the wall holds the remains of 1 or 2 persons.

At Nirvana, there are spaces that can hold 4 or even up to 12 niches in the family suites.

Columbarium Niches

Columbarium Niches can be very simple and small spaces or it can be elaborate and luxurious.

Most of the luxury niches have indoor aircon areas and are professionally kept very clean with clear glass displays of the urns.

Public Columbarium usually have urns kept in spaces that are sealed tight.

Columbarium Niches are of different sizes. In Nirvana Memorial Garden, you can choose from individual size to couple, to 4 persons or a big family suite.

The exterior designs can be simple or elaborate.

At Nirvana, there are many with beautiful crystal layouts, for the Buddhist, most of the area in Nirvana Memorial Gardens have the presence of Buddha and Deities in place.

For those who are not from the Buddhist religion, there are also rooms that are religion neutral.

Columbarium niches became popular in city areas where the population has led to the lack of physical space for burial.

Niches became a practical choice for many as more people live and die over the years.

Cremation and placing remains in niches solved this issue of lack of burial space.


What is the difference between a Public Columbarium and Nirvana Memorial Garden Private Columbarium?

1. Public Columbarium

Public Columbarium are managed by the Singapore Government.

The cost for such a resting place in public Columbarium Niches is about $500.

Public Columbarium Niches are open to the public and usually are open air (non air-conditioned areas)


2. Private Columbarium

Nirvana Memorial Garden is one of the top premium private columbarium in Singapore.

For believers of Feng Shui, Nirvana is founded on a great plot of land and was constructed based on the principles of Feng Shui.

There is a believe that when your ancestors are resting on a good Feng Shui location, you will bring great wealth and prosperity to your future generations.

Nirvana Private Columbarium is also fully Air-Conditioned with Shuttle Buses to bring descendants who wish to pay their respects to Nirvana Memorial Garden for their visits.

In Nirvana Singapore, you also get to choose your facing of the Niches when you pre-book them, you also get to choose how high or low you want to be in terms of Niche positioning.

You also get to decide which suite you are in and therefore the design of the locations.

One of the niches places to visit your ancestors Columbarium Niches.

What is a columbarium

A columbarium is a structure specifically designed to house urns containing the cremated remains (ashes) of the deceased. It is often found within cemeteries, funeral homes, or places of worship.

The columbarium consists of small compartments, known as niches, where the urns are placed, each typically marked with a plaque or inscription bearing the name and relevant details of the person whose ashes are interred within.

Columbaria have been used in various cultures throughout history, with roots dating back to ancient Rome.

They offer an alternative to traditional burial practices and are becoming increasingly popular in urban areas where space for in-ground burial is limited or expensive.

Columbaria also provide a respectful and dignified space for loved ones to visit and memorialize the deceased.

What is a columbarium niche
A columbarium niche is a small compartment or space within a columbarium that is designated to hold an urn containing the cremated remains (ashes) of a deceased person.

The niche is typically marked with a plaque, inscription, or engraved plate bearing the name of the person whose ashes are interred, along with relevant details such as birth and death dates.

Columbarium niches come in various sizes and styles, depending on the design of the columbarium and the preferences of the family or individual choosing the niche.

Some niches are designed to hold a single urn, while others may accommodate multiple urns for family members or couples who wish to be interred together.

The niches may be located indoors or outdoors, and are often adorned with flowers, photographs, or other personal mementos to honor the deceased.

Maintenance of Columbarium are also easier and less costly.

At Nirvana, this fees are pre paid and you will not need to worry later on.

If you are looking for a Singapore Private Columbarium Niche space for yourself or your love ones, you can always contact us and speak to us to find out more!

Columbarium Niches