Funeral services are a vital part of Hinduism. Varanasi has one of the most extensive cremation grounds in the world and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus.
The city also has many priests and pandits who conduct funeral rites and perform poojas. In Varanasi, there are many types of funeral ceremonies. These include traditional Hindu rituals like cremation, burial, and shraddha. The most common one is called an Agni Prakriya ceremony conducted by priests and involves various rituals. A variety of funeral services are available in Varanasi.
Varanasi is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s located on the banks of the Ganges River, one of India’s longest and oldest rivers. It was an important religious center for Hindus. Many Hindu temples are located, including Kashi Vishwanath Temple and several other small temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses (including Lakshmi).
Types of Funeral poojas in Varanasi
Pooja is a Sanskrit word meaning worship. The pooja is performed by a priest in front of an altar, usually decorated with flowers and other items. There are different types of poojas on different occasions:
- Aarthi Pooja: This ceremony is performed when someone has died and their soul leaves the body. The family members perform this ritual to safely send their loved one’s soul home. They do so by lighting candles and offering incense so the deceased can rest peacefully in heaven after death.
- Sandhya Namaskar: This ritual involves offerings to the sun god during sunrise or sunset hours (depending on where you live). It’s similar to how Hindus greet each other when they arrive at work or school each morning—except these greetings are more like prayers because they ask for blessings from God himself!
We provide funeral services in most of the temples in Varanasi. The funeral ceremonies are known by different names depending on the region and can be customized to meet your needs.
In Varanasi, funeral ceremonies are held along the banks of the Ganga River and are known as “Agni Prakriya,” or fire procedure.
The family members can attend or not; it depends on their preferences and circumstances. They generally perform poojas for ten days after death occurs. Hindu priests conduct these poojas at home with the help of local residents who have been trained in this ability form for many years.
Priests conduct various poojas for ten days.
The Hindus perform poojas for ten days, including shraddh rituals. Hindu priests perform these at home by their own traditions and customs.
The first day after death is known as Shraddh Day, marked by a religious ceremony called garhadhikam that involves offerings of food items to the deceased. The second day is known as Kanagat (Lamentation). It starts from midnight on Shravan Poornima or Kartik Poornima. It ends at dawn on Ashwin Navratri or Akshaya Tritiya Pournima, depending on when the funeral occurs in the capital of the Varanasi district.
Funeral ceremonies can be customised to meet your needs in Varanasi.
Funeral ceremonies can be customised to meet your needs in Varanasi. For example, you may choose to have a traditional cremation ceremony, or you may opt for a more modern approach. In addition, a personalised ceremony is available for all your loved ones who cannot attend the funeral service.
A family member can attend the cremation ceremony or not based on their beliefs. Suppose there are multiple families with different religions and customs involved. In that case, this will be considered during planning so that everyone feels comfortable during this stressful time of loss and their own personal reflection afterwards (i.e., if someone wants themselves buried instead)
In Varanasi, funeral ceremonies can be customized to meet your needs. It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the life of someone who has passed away with the help of family members and friends. We provide funeral services in most of the temples in Varanasi, so you can experience the traditional funeral ceremony in one place.