The dead are cremated as a rule. Kanpara-Jogis bury their dead like Muslims
and Christians. Post cremation rites include a twelve day mourning in
the case of females and a thirteen day mourning in the case of males.
The last ceremony is called Tehramee, feasts after death are now less
Hindus as a rule believe in transmigration. The idea
was that if one fed people in the memory of the dead, they would also
benefit from it. They believe that the elderly dead of the family have
been born elsewhere. All the Hindus believe that for the salvation of
the soul of the dead certain ceremonies are essential. One of these is
to carry the bones of the dead to Hardwar and throw them in the Ganges
which purifies every thing. The influence of the Brahmins is still predominant
and without them most of the ceremonies would be incomplete.