Antim Sanskara (Asthi Visarjan): Ash Immersion


Our holy scriptures say that to immerse the ashes of a loved one in the holy waters of Mother Ganga is to release their soul from bondage and to help their spirit progress toward liberation. It is, therefore, every family’s deepest wish to perform this sacred final rite for their loved ones.

People travel from across the world to Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi and other holy cities in order to immerse their loved ones’ ashes in Ma Ganga’s holy waters. Therefore, by the grace of Mother Ganga, by the request of several devotees, we run a divine “Ash Immersion” program at Parmarth Niketan. In this program, pure, traditional, pious puja will be done for your loved one’s remains, at no charge. You will be assured that the sacred rites are performed on the banks of Mother Ganga, by trained priests.

You can come personally to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas) where puja will be arranged according to your schedule. All boarding and lodging will be provided for you at the ashram, free of charge.