Rituals/Asthi visarjan

Ash Immersions at Haridwar

Asthi-visarjan is the final rites for the disposal of Antyesti. According to the Hindu religion, the ashes and remains of the deceased are collected in an earthen pot and consigned to the holy river.

It is commonly believed that immersion of the ashes in the river Ganga is considered most sacred.

We Assist the Families who wish to perform the Rituals in person to Visit The Holy River and select the right Pandit, Samagri and Puja and also look after their comforts when they are Present at Haridwar.

Ash Immersion in Absentia with full ritual and Video recordings

According to the Hindu Religion Ash immersion of their loved ones in the holy Ganges remains sacrosanct. Many families take the ashes back to India to perform this final ritual while others who cannot make the journey can use our services for ash immersion in Absentia. We custom clear the Asthis (Ashes) which come by Post/courier /Airlines cargo, and thereafter get the Rituals performed at Haridwar .

Certain formalities have to be completed before sending the ashes to Hindu Pratha at Haridwar. The Indian Embassy/Consulate assists in this matter and one has to comply with the formalities of the Local Authorities, some of which are mentioned below:

Pack the urn in a wooden box with a Bio gradable Urn.

Include the following paperwork:

  • At least two certified copies of the death certificate
  • At least two certified copies of the cremation certificate
  • The Non-contraband Affidavit (on your funeral home’s letterhead)

Hindupratha will perform the rituals in absentia and send back proof to the family.
For further information or clarification, E-mail – info@hindupratha.com phone no. USA +1-703-651-2087 India. +91-7011465565.

Ash Scattering Over Himalayas and Rivers

For families who have chosen Cremation for the loved ones, the next decision involves what to do with the CREMAINS.

Some choose to keep them as a memory in their homes or place them in a COLUMBARIUM NICHE at a local Cemetry, or SCATTER THE ASHES in a meaningful place.

SCATTERING ASHES in Inland Waters and over the seas need some permissions and are restricted due to some local regulations in The Americas and Europe and some other countries.

However, Ashes which can be immersed in the Rivers do give some meaning to the elements of the Body,

The Ashes or the bones (constituted of Phosphates) on Immersion get mixed with River waters. These River waters are used for irrigation and with this the phosphate are passon on to the fields and the crops . Phosphates are essential ingredients for growing Grains.

We in India follow the tradition of ASH IMMERSSION . In certain parts of the Holy river the Ashes are immersed ensuring what belongs to the nature returns back to nature.

ASH SCATTERING is also done at certain spots over the HIMALAYAS in INDIA as desired by the Family of the deceased
People of All faiths can use our guidance and assistance for carrying out these last Rites of the Deceased.

All regulations are the same as mentioned in our “ International Assistance”

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