Last Rites News
The spiritual movement, which is seated at Mount Abu in Rajasthan, has over a million adherents across 110 countries
Driven by the understanding that people need moral and emotional support when a loved one dies, Appasso has often pitched in with his own funds for others' funerals.
Pune-based startup, Guruji on Demand, to launch online funeral management service in times of social distancing
Startup Guruji on Demand also plans to assist bereaved families in the rituals to be performed after the last rites, Pranav Chaware, one of the firm's partners, told PTI, adding they plan to start the service by this month-end.
Manohar Parrikar cremated with full State honours at Miramar beach; thousands pay tearful tribute to four-time Goa CM
Thousands of mourners on Monday gave a tearful tribute to Goa's four-time chief minister Manohar Parrikar as his body was cremated with full State Honour at Miramar beach
Cremation and burial scarcely ever involve a human choice. By contrast, a person wishing to donate his or her body to a medical college has to make that choice in their lifetime.
Kashi Labh: Rajat Nayyar's film draws a compelling portrait of those who breathe their last in Varanasi
Rajat Nayyar spent years documenting the dying, and their families, in Kashi. A film based on his research and experiences, Kashi Labh, is an ethnographic study of death and its process.
A pyre burns 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at Manikarnika Ghat. Across Varanasi, nearly 200 bodies are burned every day.
The Punjab police will present the guard of honour to former DGP KPS Gill during his last rites in Delhi on Sunday.
The last rites of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away on Thursday are being held at his native village in Dharwad district on Friday with full state honours. Koppad battled for life since his miraculous survival in Siachen.
President APJ Abdul Kalam who was laid to rest on Thursday with full state honours in his home town Rameswaram.
A controversy erupted over the funeral, with two relatives of Shanbaug staking claim to perform the last rites.
Traditionally the last rites of a deceased person are always performed by a male member of the family. And as multiple Bollywood movies will testify, this masculine obligation is the oldest reason to valourise the son in the traditional Hindu family, prompting a weeping filmi parent to wail, 'Who will perform my antim sanskaar (last rites)? Who will be my budhape ka sahara (support in my old age)?'