Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community

Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community

Anthyesti’s Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani community follows a traditional funeral rite passed down through generations. After a ritual bath conducted by family and community members, the departed Konkani community member is attired in white cotton garments, symbolizing purity, and laid face down in a coffin. In the company of friends and relatives, male family members lead a procession carrying the casket to the crematory.

Following Konkani Hindu custom, the eldest son or nearest male relative administers the last rituals at the crematorium. This involves circling the body with an oil lamp, consecrating the deceased’s face with holy water, and covering the closed casket with cotton, camphor, and ghee before placing it into the electric cremation chamber.

Funeral Services for the Konkani Community

In adherence to their distinctive rites, Anthyesti Funeral Services extends personalized funeral services to the Konkani community. Our team observes Konkani customs by conducting a ceremonial bath with sanctified water and dressing the departed in simple white cotton attire upon the demise of a loved one. Utilizing our specially equipped vehicles, we ensure the dignified transportation of the body to the Crematory.

Our Comprehensive Features for Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community

We offer meticulously planned rituals at our Konkani Community Funeral Services that are customized for each day of sorrow, from Day 1 to Day 14, providing a thorough and focused way to pay respect to the departed.

The 13-day funeral rites are carried out in a systematic manner by the Konkani Community:

  • Day 1: On the day of death, priests recite prayers and hymns and carry out Kriyas and rituals. Additional rituals and Dhanam Kriya at the funeral pyre come next.
  • Day 2/ 3: The charred remains, including ashes and bones, are collected for the Asthi Visarjan, a ceremony in which the deceased’s remains are submerged in sacred bodies of water and prayers are offered for the deceased’s comfort.
  • Day 1–Day 9: Every day, a daily offering is made in honor of Nitya Karma and Shraddha.
  • Day 10: The act of “offering services” is called Pind Daan. This respectable process is handled by a team of competent clerics.
  • Day 11: Active chanting, or Rudrajapam, is performed by a group of priests. Pind Daan and Shraddh also offer the departed a tender farewell.
  • Day 12: Priests receive Karya and Danam (offerings) on Sapindikarana, which is observed.
  • Day 13: Periodic Shraddhs, or Masika, are performed and given collectively along with familiar rites and songs.
  • Day 13 and 14: Vaikuntha Samaradhane, a funeral feast, is attended by a small group of family members and friends.

Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community

Cremation Services for Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community

By their enduring traditions, Anthyesti Funeral Services delivers personalized cremation services to the Konkani community. Upon receiving the news of a loved one’s demise in a Konkani Hindu family, our compassionate team dresses the body in simple white cotton and conducts a ritualistic bath. Subsequently, we delicately transport the deceased to the cremation site using our specially equipped vehicles.

Asthi Visarjan and Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community

For Konkani families seeking solace and closure after the loss of a loved one, Anthyesti Funeral Services offers personalized asthi visarjan ceremonies. Following the Konkani Hindu rites of electric cremation, our compassionate team delicately retrieves the ashes from the Crematory. With utmost respect, we place them in an urn chosen by the grieving family.

What we offer

  • All requirements for the Samagri, or last rites and rituals, for Antim Sanskaar have been fully organized.
  • Pandit, Dasappa, knowledgeable and flexible priests, and general assistance on customs and procedures.
  • 24-hour wood pyre and electric cremation services with flexible alternatives available.
  • A certified physician is on call to provide the FORM 4 Death Certificate at the residence.
  • Depending on your needs and preferences, funeral services can be provided throughout several places, including Kashi, Prayagraj, Haridwar, Gokarna, Rameshwaram, etc.
  • Dead Body Transportation guarantees timely delivery right to your door when moving between cities.
  • Dead body transportation within the city using hearse, ambulance or mortuary vans, as well as any necessary decorations for funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community
  • To preserve the corpse or remains overnight, use a freezer box.
  • Making plans and reserving times at the Ghat or Crematorium
  • Helping to obtain government-issued Authorised Death Certificates.
  • Shraadh, the twelve-day, thirteen-day, and monthly ceremonies and preparations for the afterlife
  • Service and supply schedule for the ninth, twelfth, or thirteenth day ceremonies.
  • Funeral services that are available across the country and that use multiple languages to express love and respect.


The Funeral and Cremation Services for the Konkani Community reflect enduring beliefs about the journey after death. In the face of sudden loss, a Konkani family finds solace and purpose in guiding their departed loved ones through a final journey aligned with local customs.  In Konkani culture, each ceremony, from bathing and dressing in white cotton to the cremation procession led by the eldest son, followed by electric cremation and ash collection, holds profound significance.


1: What funeral and cremation services are available for the Konkani community?

Funeral and cremation services for the Konkani community involve various rituals and ceremonies, including bathing and dressing the deceased, prayers, cremation, and Asthi Visarjan.

2: What are the key rituals involved in Konkani funeral and cremation services?

Key rituals in Konkani funeral and cremation services include ritual bathing, dressing in white cotton clothing, prayers and hymns, cremation procession led by the eldest son, electric cremation, and Asthi Visarjan ceremony for ashes dispersal.

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