Yes you are correct that soul returns to the physical body ... but how ?
what really happens ?? what really is the process ?? where does it go?? what form does it take to achieve that ??
My personal know how --
I had a very interesting debate on this with some knowledgeable people on Narmada River once at a place called \"Chanod\" in Gujarat (Near Baroda City)
We went there for \"Asthi Visarjanam\" of my Grand Father about two years ago.
During the Puja Vidhis of it, i happen to grab some glimpses of a book of a Pandit present there. These are my expcerpts from what i read at that time from the book -
Soul after death takes any form it comes in contact with. Normally - Wind or Air. It remains and mixes with Air after death.
Air takes it to different layers of atmosphere. When it reaches near Clouds - It takes itself or mixes with the Clouds and pours down with rainfall from the clouds by mixing itself into water.
It dissolves / or gets absorbed into soil once it is poured down and it is sucked by roots of trees once the water gets absorbed into soil. This way it enters into tree - stems / flowers / fruits / Leaf etc.
Those flowers, leafs, fruits, etc. when consumed by a woman who is pregnant it gives life to the development process taking place in the womb.
This is most logical reasoning i have come across so far about life after death. And if we see it scientifically, it also resolves many doubts to some extent. But again, i dont know how Karma etc is decided for a particular soul. I mean how it is decided that a particular soul is a pious one or not.
What do others think?
P.S - I dont hold great knowledge of various puranas or vedas etc. Just sharing with people what i came across. would like to know others views or information that they may have