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In Vedic times, there were incidents of the putrika--a daughter who could assume the role of a son.In later years, the religious patriarchy interpreted the putrika as the grandson, and reserved the conducting of the last rites for males.When you read them in a class or at other times, they are very beautiful.But when you read them in a time of pain, they are almost like a revelation, and it's like a soothing hand on you." Some Indian-Americans journey all the way back to India to immerse the ashes in the Ganges or visit many pilgrimage sites to seek blessings for the departed soul and solace for their own pain.With the exception of the bodies of children and sanyasis, bodies are usually cremated.There are, however, some Hindu communities which practice burial.These feasts symbolically provide sustenance for the ancestors (rituals with similar philosophies are also found in China and Japan).
Feeding people in memory of the dead is considered particularly meritorious.
Before the body is cremated, the immediate family members put flowers on the body, rice in the mouth (as nourishment for the departed soul), and coins in the hands.
The body is placed on a bier and taken to the cremation center.
"There is a saying that the fire in the house is not lit until the fire in the cremation pyre has gone out," explains Narayanan. There are very specific dietary injunctions also as to what people can and cannot eat, especially the person who has performed the last rites. The foods are considered satvic (pure) foods." In the place where the person died, a lamp is lit to light the way for the departed soul and water is kept there for its nourishment.
The next day the ashes are collected and immersed in a river--particularly where two rivers meet; in the ocean; or scattered over the earth in India. There are a certain number of days, depending on the community, after which the family is re-integrated into the society," says Narayanan.