Anthyesti literally means “the last sacrifice”, and refers to the funeral rites for the dead in Hinduism, which usually involves cremation of the body. This rite of passage is the last samskara in a series of traditional life cycle samskaras that start from conception in Hindu tradition.
We offer all Hindu funeral services with a belief of reincarnation, Which means when someone dies the soul is reincarnated in different physical bodies. The soul (Atman, Brahman) is the essence and immortal that is released at the time we perform Antyeshti ritual, but both the body and the universe are vehicles and transitory in various schools of Hinduism. Among Hindus, the dead body is usually cremated within a day of death.
The dead body is carried to the cremation ground near to a river or water, by family and friends, and placed on a pyre with feet facing to the south. The eldest son, or a male mourner, or a priest then bathes before leading the cremation ceremonial function.
Funeral Meaning in Kannada is ಅಂತ್ಯಕ್ರಿಯೆ (Antyakriye)
Funeral Meaning in Hindhi is अंतिम संस्कार (antim sanskaar)