Antyeshti sansakara is the last one amongst all the sixteen sansakara, as Hindus believe that the dead body is like a piece of cloth or dress which has been given up and it has to be disposed of in a manner which has inclusion of following ingredients:
(b) Hygienic principles of life
(c) Socially acceptable and beneficial system
By including these principles Hindus give a ceremonial bath (cleaning) to dead body and then wrap the body in clean cloth or dress by putting garlands and sprinkling scents and respectfully taking the body to the cremation ground. On the way to cremation ground, all the accompanying persons continuously chant the slogan of reverence to the God. On cremation ground some ceremonies are conducted by professional priests and then body is respectfully placed on the fire place, and then fire is ignited with holy chanting of mantras while that fire is also worshipped as manifestation of God. It includes ceremonies for 12 to 13 days that comprise Garud Puran, Pind Dan, Sapindi, Narayan Bali, Shiv Puja, which ensure peaceful journey of the boarded soul.
The main steps to be followed in antyesthi are:
- Bhumi Shuddhi
- Kshor Karma
- Earthee (casket)
- Deep Daan
- Bhuumi Shuddhi
- Shav Sthapan
Pind DaanCompletion of all the rituals of antyesthi with absolute accuracy is greatly important and Puja Yagya ensures that in the most befitting and authentic manner. We have pundits who are well adept in antyesthi sansakara as they are gurukula trained priests. We know all the idiosyncrasies related to these sansakara and hence we conduct them by following all the Vedic Rituals.