hindu funeral in Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu in Nepal. The body of the dead is in the water for purification and milk is spread in. Antyesti or Hindu funeral rites, sometimes referred as Antim Sanskar, is an important Sanskara, sacrament of Hindu society. Extensive texts of such rites are available, particularly in the Garuda Purana. There is wide inconsistency in theory and practice, and the procedures differ from place to place. Further, these rites also differ depending on the caste, social group, and the status of the deceased person.