Thursday, April 18, 2024


 Death Anniversaries

Among non-Brahmins, until the16th  day, every week, a function  called ' Kilamai' on the particular day of the week on which the person died. At this ceremony, the cloth of the dead person  is worshipped and items of food which the dead person relished are prepared  and served. At death anniversaries, there is a re-union of kith and kin. Gifts are made to the Brahmins and food offered to holy men and poor folk.