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Ammammas Funeral Reportage

Ammammas (tamil: Grandmothers) Funeral

In this photo project from 2015, I documented the Antiyeddi (Antyeshti “Last Funeral”)┬árite in Karaveddy (Nelliady, Sri Lanka).
One month after passing away, my grandmother’s ashes got a last blessing and were thrown into the sea to liberate her soul. There are various rituals and customs for a Antiyeddi, depending on caste, family and village traditions. Click on the photos to read more about this specific hindu-tamil rite.