Obituary advertisements are placed in newspapers when someone dies to inform friends and relatives far and near about the loss. In addition to the person’s picture and some personal information, they also convey the funeral particulars and details of post-funeral ceremonies that include: Chautha-Uthamna, Chauthas, Shradhanjali among Hindus, Bhog among Sikhs, Marka among Sindhis, Month’s Mind among Christians and similar observations depending on the religion.
Date of birth
Date of expiry
Funeral time and place
Post-funeral ceremonies date, time and place
Name of relatives
Death Announcement ads inform the general public of the demise of celebrated individuals such as leaders of industry, community and social services most of whom are widely known but newspapers usually ignore in their editorial coverage.
Sad Demise ads usually inform people immediately on the death of a very important personage of an organisation. They convey details like date, time and venue of funeral and post-funeral services.
Prayer meeting ads inform of gatherings of sympathisers for offering prayers as a group. Such meetings can be held in private homes, public places or some generally accepted locations. Usually, public prayer meetings are attended by people of more than one faith.
Condolence ads are ads placed by people expressing their sympathies with a family, which has lost someone as an expression of their conscious and active support.
Chautha-Uthamna ads inform of a function which usually takes place three days after someone’s demise. Its other names are Besna, Uthhala or Chautha in which friends and relatives gather at a hall or auditorium for paying condolences to the family.
A Month’s Mind is a requiem mass in memory of the deceased observed by Christians about a month after a person’s demise.
among Sikhs involves reading the entire Sahaj Paath of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, organised by the family of the departed person at home or at a Gurdwara. Food is also served from the Guru’s kitchen, the Langar.
The ceremonial turban-tying practised among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs on the eldest son of the deceased.
From all over India, the speediest and smoothest way to place obituary ads in newspapers is through Adinnewspaper, the online facility of an INS-member advertising agency. It offers such free services as obituary ad rates, provides obituary ad samples does death notice ad booking online and books death announcement ads as well as obituary newspaper advertisements.
Every Newspaper offers concessional rates for obituary advertisements though the cost varies from one newspaper to another. Sizes of obituary ads range from 20 sq.cm (4cm x 5 cm) to a full page occupying about 1700 sq.cms. In between, rates vary according to the page and position in a page selected but these will be charged at the regular ad rates while discounts will apply when the ad is placed in the specific obituary page (like The Times of India’s Times Tribute page).
The above refer to ads placed in pages other than the specific obituary page some newspapers set aside for obituary ads.
1) Choose the newspaper and ad type (text or classified display) and location.
2) Choose the package, compose the advertisement and check the preview alongside.
3) Choose the publication date and make the payment online to complete the ad booking.
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