Cremation

  • By Jnana Prabodhini
  • April 2001
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Requirements

For Cremation

(1) Wooden seats 2
(2) Water jar 1
(3) Metal plate 1
(4) Metal glass 1
(5) Spoons 2
(6) Ghee 50 gms.
(7) Sesame seeds 10gms
(8) Darbhas
(9) A small electric coiled heater for sacrifice or Homa


For Shraddha

(1) Round cakes of cooked rice
(2) A morsel of cooked rice
(3) Cream – 10gms
(4) Collyrium
(5) Woolen thread – 30 c.m.
(6) Sandal-wood paste – 10gms.
(7) Incense
(8) White flowers
(9) Framed photograph of the departed.

Explanation

Wooden seats – or Mats of bamboos
Darbha – Sacred Grass, It is from the Cynosuroides family.
Dakshina – Sacrificial money/presents to be offered to a Brahmin.
Naivedya – Sacrificial food, oblation
Bhringaraja leaves – species of verbesina which has blue flowers.
Rice ball – Round cakes of cooked rice
(One big oblong of 3.5 c.m. dia & Three small of 2.5 c.m. dia)
Wearing – Woolen thread (30 cms)
Cream – Yellowish part of crud.
 
Please note that the ceremonies are verbatim from the books of Jnana Prabodhini.

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