Sikh Funeral Ceremony – Antam Sanskar?
Antam Sanskar translates as 'the last rite of passage', where the body is considered as a vessel for the soul.
In Sikhism, death is perceived to be a natural process that nobody should mourn. These ceremonies are a celebration of life where the dearly departed's soul reunites with God (Waheguru). It is a time when family and friends come together to recite hymns and the complete reading of Sadharan Paath (Holy Scripture).
As the Sikh funeral ceremony revolves around water burials and scattering ashes on water after cremation, we are able to assist Sikh families in the UK to complete the last step of a traditional Sikh funeral ceremony. With our boat hire services for scattering ashes at sea, you can lay the ashes of your loved one appropriately and respectfully.
Scattering Ashes on Water for Sikh Families
Is It Legal to Scatter Ashes on Water in the UK?
Scattering ashes at sea is acceptable as long as it doesn't affect the area (or residents).
We will advise you to scatter the ashes at a designated distance from the shore, keeping the wind and direction of the tidal stream into consideration. Our boat hire services for scattering ashes at sea address these technicalities before setting off.
What Is the Best Place for Scattering Ashes on Water?
We can assist in the performing of the last step of a traditional Sikh funeral and can provide the platform for you to scatter the departed ashes anywhere around the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, the Needles, and The Solent.
We understand the desire to complete the scattering of the ashes of the departed loved one within 3 days. We will provide our utmost attention to ensure that your cultural wishes are adhered to.
Our Boat Hire Services for Scattering Ashes at Sea
You can depend on our boat hire for scattering ashes at sea. We streamline the process by arranging everything before arrival. Our friendly team tailors the services around traditional rituals and personal preferences.
Here is a quick overview of what we have to offer:
- Complete privacy for friends and family gathered for the occaision
- We can arrange biodegradable urns to ensure that your ceremony is compliant with the environmental safety guidelines
- We can play soft background music or holy hymns upon request
- Wheelchair accessible options
- Full cooperation and professional assistance throughout the ceremony
In addition, we accommodate bereaving family members of all ages. Our boat provides you with a steady platform where you can perform the ceremony with ease. We also make sure that the location matches your chosen coordinates, and the wind direction doesn't hinder the scattering of the ashes.
Booking Our Boat Hire Services for Scattering Ashes
Our company operates around the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, the Needles, and The Solent. The starting point for all locations is Gosport, within Portsmouth harbour.
You can call us (08:00 – 20:00) to ask any questions you may have.