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The Ethnographical Survey of Mysore Volume 31. Hebbalalu Velpanuru Nanjundayya

The Ethnographical Survey of Mysore Volume 31
Author: Hebbalalu Velpanuru Nanjundayya
Page Count: 96 pages
Published Date: 06 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781130079296
File size: 31 Mb
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...crows. On the 16th day the light is put out. From the second day forwards, obsequial ceremonies called Nityavidhi are performed every morning. They are the same as those observed by Brahmans and are as follow: --A large sized pebble is set apart (sild sthdpana) and the ghost of the deceased which is believed to be hovering about without going to the other world, is invoked into it (Preta-dvdhana). This is washed with water in which a cloth is immersed and sesamum seed are thrown (Vdsodaka and Tilodaka), Then Pindas (balls of cooked food) are offered and then thrown to the crows. If the latter do not readily carry them away, it-is considered that the deceased has not had all his earthly desires fulfilled, and the survivors promise that his last wishes will be carried out.. On the third day, the ceremony of sanchayana (tfo c&F$) is performed; the ashes of the deceased are collected and scattered in water and the unburnt bones, if any, are collected and thrown in water or are kept by, to be carried to a sacred river, such as the Kiiveri or the Ganga, if the family can afford the expense. On the l5th day, after the Nityavidhi, the stone is removed after sildvisarjana, the ghost being supposed to leave this temporary abode. A homa is perfomed to get rid of the sidaka (pollution). The I'reta and Preta sakha and Rmlra are worshipped, all the male agnates (having no father alive) taking part in it. On the 16th day, a he-calf is branded and set at large to roam about ownerless and this ceremony called VrishviU / mrga, is believed to rid the soul of its Pais'dcha character. Then djya srdddha is performed, for the purpose of purifying the deceased's soul to render it fit to take the next form, that of Vanurupa (sfrtatotf). Shodasa srdddha (4Vfos, JSj) or ..

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