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Explore Antam Sanskar (Funeral Ceremony)

The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Thursday
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23
May
2024

The Sikh funeral ceremony is crucial to Sikh culture as it emphasizes the belief in the impermanence of life, the significance of commemorating the departed with affection and admiration, and establishing a connection with IkOankar (the Divine).

The Sikh funeral ceremony is crucial to Sikh culture as it emphasizes the belief in the impermanence of life, the significance of commemorating the departed with affection and admiration, and establishing a connection with IkOankar (the Divine).


Death is essentially the end of human life; the rites and customs related to it are included in the funeral ceremony. The primary aim of this ceremony is to return the body to the natural elements from which it is formed by fire, water, soil, etc.

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Sukhmann Kaur

Associate Editor, The Guru Granth Sahib Project
Associate Editor, The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Sukhmann Kaur graduated from the University of Washington with a MA in International Studies: South Asia and a graduate certificate in Feminist Studies. She also holds a BA in History with a Minor in Ethnic Studies from Central Washington University. 

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