from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hindu funeral ceremony in honor of a deceased ancestor, at which food is offered, and gifts are made to Brahmans.
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M. Müller tells us that in the Vedas the exclamation used in sacrificing to the gods is svaha, to the departed sradha.
They conducted all the rituals beginning from cremating the body to performing sradha (last ceremony) as per Hindu customs at Khadiala village in the district of Nuapara, about 600 km from Bhubaneshwar, a senior district police official said.