Normally during this time, all the family members share each others sorrows and pray, so that the soul of the deceased person rests peacefully.
Though it's basically during teravih that the death rites are strictly observed, but traditionally, the death rites in Hindu religion extend up to a year.
The time after the death or passing away of a person in India is given a lot of importance.
As per the Hindu Holy Scripture like the Bhagwat Gita, it is believed that the soul of the person who has just passed away is on its way to the next level of existence at such a time.
It has an average elevation of 33 m (108 ft) and is situated on the plains.