The urn containing ashes of Shiv Sena chief late Bal Thackeray was brought to Nashik and will be kept at the party office for 'darshan' till Thursday.
Experts debate if Bal Thackeray leaves behind a legacy of politics of hatred or a celebratory pride in the Marathi identity.
Lakhs of people, including Shiv Sena supporters, thronged the funeral procession of party chief Bal Thackeray here Sunday. According to Mumbai Police, lakhs of people, including those gathered at the Shivaji Park where the body will be kept and later cremated, had come out to to pay their last respects to Thackeray, who died at 86 Saturday afternoon due to prolonged illness.
With Bal Thackeray's death, the uncomfortable question about the Sena's future seems to have resurfaced.
Thackeray's mortal remains will be consigned to flames on a specially-erected public platform at the historic Shivaji Park, south-central Mumbai, Sunday evening, marking the first time a public cremation has occurred in Mumbai since independence.
The breadth of Thackeray's influence was witnessed not just by the manner in which Mumbai shuttered down minutes after his death was announced, but also by the reactions to his death that came in by politicians and celebrities alike.