What is done with a Jedi's ashes after they are cremated?

After Qui-Gon Jinn was killed by Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, his physical body was burned in a funeral pyre, presumably as part of Jedi funeral tradition.

I used Qui-Gon Jinn as the prime example as it is shown onscreen in the film. While he did appear to various people after his death, he apparently had not yet learned to return as a force ghost until long after his physical passing.

Note: Lest we digress into the discussion of why some Jedi disappear at death, I would not count Darth Vader as an example in this question. According to Steve Sansweet, and also Wookieepedia, Luke cremated only his father's armor with its prosthetics. His body had already gone on to become one with the Force. So tradition would probably not apply to the ashes of just his suit.

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    Jedi have their own version of LifeGem and turn fallen Jedi into lightsaber crystals. – phantom42 Dec 11 '14 at 18:55
  • Ha! That's pretty good. – DenVog Dec 11 '14 at 19:37
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    @phantom42 - Per "The Bacta War"; 'Corellians cremated their dead exiles and used industrial-grade gravity generators to compress the carbon residue into raw synthetic diamonds.' – Valorum Dec 11 '14 at 21:04
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    The final part of the Jedi funeral tradition is mixing the ashes with tobacco, after which all Jedi present smoke the deceased from a big hooka. – Omegacron Dec 11 '14 at 21:16
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    Is the answer midi-chlorians? – Valorum Dec 11 '14 at 21:24

There is no indication in either Canon or Legends as to what is done with the ashes. It is likely that they were kept in urns in vaults under the Jedi Temple. In Legends, the Corellians compressed ash into synthetic diamonds, so there is some precedent for alternate means of preservation.

Historically, in our world, the ashes from a pyre were collected and put in urns, unfortunately this is the closest we can currently come to guessing what happens in the Star Wars universe.

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    This answer does not really add any information. You just typed a few comments. – CodeMed Sep 13 '17 at 6:14

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