This is called Kariyam which is performed after 10 to 16 days of a person “Reached the feet of Lord Siva” that is when the person passed away.
This ritual is basically coming under Tamil tradition. In Tamil tradition, when the person passed away, it is believed that they surrendered the feet of Lord Shiva.
In Hinduism, there are 16 Samskaras in which Antima samskara is the last samskara. Thus Samskara is performed after the person died. It is important to perform the last rituals so that the dies person’s soul attains peace.
First Day, the body of died person gets buried according to his/her culture, caste, and community.
On second and third days, the Asthi or Ash is collected from the burial. At the same place, from the third day, all the Nitya Karma rituals are performed.
On the tenth day, Nitya vidhis, Vedic Aradhana, Gnati tarpana and Shanti rituals and homams are performed by the family members.
On the eleventh day, Rudra mantras are chanted. There are a minimum of 4 to 11 priests do this ritual. After that, the priests perform Ekodishta Shradhams.
On the twelfth day of Sapindi Karana, Soda Kumbha Shradha is performed. In this ritual, a priest performs karyam and other priests take the danams.
On the thirteenth day, Shubham Karyam and Navagraha Shanti yagna are performed.
Significance of the Kariyam
In Tamil traditions, there is a belief that after the dismissal, the departed soul of a person is known as ativahika sariram.
This body goes to Preta Loka which is the world for ghosts and spirits. This Kariyam ritual is held to convert the Preta Loka to Pitru Loka.
Pitru Loka is a place where ancestors live until they get a body. It is believed that our 3 generation ancestors reside in Pitru Loka to born again.
Death Ceremony Homam Package Contains:
|S.No||Tamil Name||English Name||Quantity|
|1||மஞ்சள் பொடி||Turmeric Powder||100g|
|5||சாம்பராணி (computer)||Incenses Powder||1 Packet|
|6||அகர்பதி||Incenses Stick||1 Packet|
|18||நூல் உருண்டை||Ball of Yarn||1 no|
|20||கதம்பம் பொடி||Mixture Powder||100g|
|23||பச்சரிசி||Raw Rice||1 kg|
|24||கருப்பு எள்||Black Sesame||100g|
|26||தீப்பெட்டி||Match box||1 box|
|28||தொன்னை||Dry Leaves Cup||1 bunch|
|29||உளுத்த மாவு||Black Gram Flour|
|30||பச்சரிசி மாவு||Rice flour||500g|
|34||துவரம் பருப்பு||Tuvar dal||250g|