Last Updated on September 16, 2022
There are many rituals that can be performed after a death. There is a Pind daan and Rahee Kriyas ritual. These rituals are performed in the presence of family members. Ghee and Panchak Vidhi are also used. If you have a departed family member, perform these rituals to honor the soul. Here are some of these rituals. Read on to learn more about them.
Making pindas is a traditional Hindu ritual, used to honor the departed. Five pindas are offered on the day of cremation, and a sixth is offered at the time the body’s bones are collected. Pindas are made of ground rice, ghee, milk, black til, and honey. Water and til are also offered to the dead on each pinda. The pinda is said to protect the corpse during its journey to the crematory.
The eldest son of the deceased will immerse the container containing the deceased’s bones into water and touch it to his head and heart. He will then make a special prayer to Mother Gangaa. The eldest son will also give his mother a bangle. This will be given to the mother of the deceased. This ritual is considered the most sacred part of the funeral. It is also the last ritual performed by the deceased’s family members.
The family members performing the ritual should bathe and dress in fresh clothes. Fire and water should be placed in front of the house. The deceased’s body will then be sprinkled with ghee and sandalwood paste, and a neem leaf should be chewed before entering the house. The family should also partake of black pepper water and parched rice. The diya should be lit in the evening.
Hindus make Panchak Vidhi after the death of their loved one. This is a traditional Hindu ritual which begins the day of the funeral. People should refrain from accepting any gifts from the deceased or performing any auspicious activities in his memory. The funeral performer must shave the dead’s face and head, anoint the body with turmeric and mustard powder, and wear traditional white clothes. The funeral should take place early in the morning, with the ashes being scattered outside the house. On the tenth day, five people carry the body of the deceased in a doona outside the home.
During Panchak, the Moon is in Pisces, and the Garuda Purana mentions five types of deaths. Each of these five constellations has a specific meaning and related to death. During the Panchak Vidhi, a Panchak Vidhi must be made on the day of the funeral or cremation. This ceremony should take place with the appropriate Muhurat, as it can cause a crisis.
When the death of a loved one is imminent, or even in the near future, the ancestors of the deceased are considered, rites of Antyeshti Kriyas are recommended. During these rites, the departed soul is given a valuable boost in preparation for the afterlife. Traditionally, the first two days of the rites are dedicated to offering nourishing pinda offerings.
The rites of Hindu death celebrate the soul’s elevated status. Hindus offer deepa (water) to the peepal tree every day and til in leaf plates in ten places. The Hindu ideal is to perform Sthapana within 90 minutes after the death of the deceased. Hindus do not offer Sthapana on Sundays or Wednesdays. Despite varying customs, the rituals are generally quite similar.
The eldest son of the deceased leads the procession to the cremation ground. The deceased’s head is placed toward the south. The presiding family member sprinkles water on the cremation area and pours ghee around the dead body. The procession then circumambulates three times counter-clockwise, stopping only for a moment to offer kusha. When the funeral procession has reached the cremation grounds, a black sesame seed is sprinkled on the mouth of the deceased. The eldest son, or pandit, may recite relevant verses during the ritual.
A ghee makes pinda for funeral rites is a traditional offering. Five pindas are offered during the cremation process and a sixth one is offered when the bones are collected. Ghee, rice, milk, black til, and honey are used to make pindas. The ghee is placed on the five pinda, while water and til are offered on the sixth pinda. Each pinda represents five people who offer their offerings, and the six are offered in succession.
Hindus make pindas with barley flour or rice and ghee, and mix it with black sesame seeds. These pindas are offered to ancestors during ancestor worship and Hindu funeral rites. The ashes are immersed in a river. The funeral rites can take up to 13 days, but Hindus don’t leave their homes during that period. They also don’t leave their neighborhood until the funeral is over. The mourning period should pass within a few days, and the deceased’s spirits are welcomed by the community.
The funeral rites of the Hindu religion include the offering of a ‘Pinda’, a fragrant stick of ghee with one wick, to the departed’s deceased soul. The pinda is then held in the hands of five mourners, while a fourth pinda is placed in the deceased’s hand. The ashes of the deceased are scattered in the ocean, buried, or taken to the Holy Ganges. During the rites, the Pandit chants mantras, slokas from the Bhagavad Gita, as well as offering pindas to the departed’s soul. If a funeral service is not held, a ‘Punda’ made from kusha grass may be offered.
Pind daan is a tradition that dates back to the Vedic period. The word pind means “body,” while ‘daan’ refers to “charity.” Since the deceased’s bones are used to make the Pinda, the tradition is still practiced in many Hindu communities. The pinda is made with flour and combines sesame seeds, honey, and milk. In one hundred grams of flour, seven pind balls are made.
Cremation of a body is a common Hindu practice, and it is often performed by placing items on the body before the cremation ceremony. These items include sandalwood, camphor, and aloe wood. Other items may be placed on the body before the cremation ceremony, including ghee. The officiating family member may also place aloe wood or sandal sticks on the body before the cremation ceremony. The family member performing the cremation ceremony does not face the body of the deceased. The family member performing the ritual also places a ‘Putala’ made from kusha grass to serve as a substitute for the actual body.
The pindas are used for different functions. First, the deceased’s body is placed in a coffin. Then, the coffin is placed on a platform with its feet facing south. Next, three pindas are offered. The next step is the Punyaha Vachana ceremony, which purifies the corpse. Then, a new shroud is placed over the corpse. The pindas are placed on the body’s hand, wood chips are placed inside the coffin, and dollar coins are placed over the eyes and mouth.
The first step is to prepare the cotton pinda for the funeral. The deceased’s family will usually take the body inside the house. The yajmaan is expected to wear a kurta and dhoti. The neem branch is used to sprinkle water over the body. It is important to wear clothes that represent the deceased. Then, the immediate family will offer prayers, while the yajmaan will be dressed in a dhoti and kurta. In addition, the first cotton pinda is placed in the coffin.
After the kusha is made, the second step is to offer it to the departed. The first pinda is placed inside the coffin. The second pinda is then placed in the right hand of the corpse at the gate. The fourth pinda is offered at the point of rest, the fifth pinda is placed on the coffin, and the sixth is offered to the dead on the day of the funeral.
Hindus practice a unique cremation ritual, called the ekoddishta. This ritual, which takes place before the cremation of a loved one, involves offering the dead body with sandalwood paste. It can be done at the place of death or on the funeral pyre. The sons of the deceased person offer the pinda by carrying the dead body and sesame seeds, while reciting hymns to the dead.
First, the deceased person is washed with the sandalwood powder or paste. He is then placed in a trough of Tulsi leaves and Ganga jal, and wrapped in a white cloth. The dead person’s feet should be pointed toward the south, which is a symbol of the Lord Yama, the god of death. After the ‘Punda’ has been placed on the body, the officiating family member makes a fire.
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