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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “A Funeral Procession” Complete Paragraph or Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

A Funeral Procession

Life is a blend of joys and sorrows. The journey of life ends with death. One who is born must die one day. A sudden an untimely death, however, is hard to forget. My mother died suddenly two years ago on account of heart failure. Her dead body was given the last bath at 8 a.m. Then she was wrapped in a sheet of cloth. The dead body was put on a bier. Her bier was carried by four persons on their shoulders. The funeral was attended by our relations and a large number of men and women from our street. The funeral was attended by our relations and a large number of men and women from our street. The funeral procession started from our residence at about 9 a.m. the procession slowly made its way to the cremation ground. As the procession marched ahead, the mourners chanted “Ram Nam Sat Hai”. Tears welled up in the eyes of each mourner. About 10 a.m., the dead body was brought to the burning ghat. The funeral rites were performed there. Vedic mantras were recited by the family priest. The dead body was placed on the pyre. The face of my dead mother was uncovered for the relatives to have a last look. The scene was very pathetic. Heart-rending cries rent the air. I was choked with emotions. It lit the pyre. All the mourners had tears in their eyes. They prayed for the departed soul. The dead body was soon reduced to ashes. I felt quite sad, lonely and miserable. Musing over the futility of things, we cam back home.

Essay No. 2

A Funeral Procession

The death of Pt. Jawaharlal Nahru was one of the darkest day in the current history of India. He died at New Delhi on May 27, 1964. He had just returned from Dehradun, when he had a heart attack.

The whole night the body of Jawaharlal Nehru lay in State at Teen Murti House and millions of People streamed through the hall to have his last darshan. Everybody was weeping and crying as if he had lost a near and dear one. In fact, some people did faint and even die.

The next day the body of Jawaharlal Nehru was  carried in a royal Procession to Shantivana, near Raj Ghat, for cremation. Millions lined the route to have his last view as the procession streamed its way from Teen Murti to Shantivana via Connaught Place, Minto Bridge and Delhi Gate. Many heads of States had come from foreign countries to pay their respect to the great departed soul.  

Then the ashes, only a portion of the ashes, were carried to Allahabad for submergence with the water of the Ganges at the place where Jamuna meets the Ganges known as the Sangam or confluence of three rivers Ganga, Jamuna and the hidden river Saraswati, which is said to flow under ground from the heaven.  

Most of the ashes of Jawaharlal Nehru were scattered all over India with the help of aeroplanes, because that was the will of Nehru. He wanted that his ashes should mix with the soil where the ploughmen ploughed the fields and become a part and parcel of the heritage of India.

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