Sapindi Ceremony after Death

Sapindi ceremony is a unique ritual observed after the death of a person by certain Hindu communities. The ceremony is performed to merge the soul of the dead in Vaikunta – the abode of Vishnu. Sapindi is observed on the 13th day after the cremation in some regions.
Sapindi is not performed for younger members of a family if the elders are still alive. Sapindi is only performed in an order – for example grand father, father, and then son. So the Sapindi ceremony of a younger member is delayed if elders are alive.
It must be noted that not all Hindu communities perform the Sapindi Ceremony.

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