Hinduism - What Is Asthi-Sanchayana? | KIRAN ATMA

Hinduism - What Is Asthi-Sanchayana?

Asthi-Sanchayana means "collecting the skeletons" - One of the final rituals (antyeshthi samskara) associated with death is known as antyeshthi samskara. 

  • On the second or third day following cremation, asthi-sanchayana is typically done. 
  • Some of the deceased's remains—bits of bone and ash—are collected from the cremation pyre during this ritual. 
  • These relics are gathered and stored in a secure location until the last of the funeral rituals, asthi-visarjana, when they are dispersed.

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