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Prominent Indian Hindu to have his ashes scattered in a number of holy rivers

 

The ashes of late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, cremated late last month are to be scattered in a number of symbolically religious rivers across India.

Mr Thackeray ‘s wishes were that his cremation ashes would be immersed in holy rivers at Harihareshwar, Nashik, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanyakumari and other places across the country.

All on Friday following after his cremation on Sunday – for the prior two days before there are immersed, the cremation urns containing his ashes were to be on view for people to come and pay their respects.

I have to plead my ignorance of this obviously well loved public figure, however the point of the post was that I had not come across an instance where a prominent Hindu figure opted to spilt their ashes and I was under the impression that the Ganges was the expected destination, so this shows gap in information and when insights come to light I will post them.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bal-thackeray-ashes-to-be-immersed-in-rivers-across-india-today/1/229874.html

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