Question: Is it also the same conducting the funeral rites by the side of the Ganges, as when we bring the ashes of the departed soul to the banks of Gaṅgā, and do the prayers there?

Jayapataka Swami: See the Ganges was brought down by Bhagīratha Mahārāja, because his forefathers were burnt to ashes by offending Kapiladeva. So, he brought the Ganges down, because the Ganges, if she touched the ashes of his forefathers, they would be delivered. So,...