Antyeṣhṭi is a composite Sanskrit word of “ANTYA” and “ISTI”, which respectively mean "last" and "sacrifice". Thus the phrase Antyeshti literally means "last sacred ceremony, or last rite of passage". A funeral procession is a procession from a funeral home or place of worship to the crematorium. The Son or Karta of the deceased leads the funeral procession along with the family and friends. Then the body is devolved to the holy fire for its ultimate devolution in the five sacred TATVA of the universe i.e, Air, Water, Earth, Fire and Space. A period of mourning is observed for 10 to 12 days after death where the Son or Karta of the deceased recites prayers with the help of priest or Brahmin for granting ultimate peace to the deceased soul.