As the bodies of the martyrs arrived at their respective homes, local crowds turned up in large numbers to pay their respects.
The martyrs from the deadly Pulwama terror attack were brought to Delhi on Friday evening.
Huge crowds have gathered to pay respects to the soldiers amid emotional moments.
People, with their tears in their eyes, stood on roads with flowers and national flags as the coffins arrived.
A case in point was when the body of Ajit Kumar Azad was received by his family members in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh.
The 35-year-old, who is survived by two daughters and a wife, was fondly remembered by everyone. Neighbours and people from Unnao had also gathered to express their solidarity with the family.
The funeral will take place at Ganga ghat, 15 km from his home, with full state honours
In Varanasi too, people had gathered to pay tribute to Ramesh Yadav, whose body was brought to his native village Tofapur in Varanasi around 8:30 am. With national flags in their hands, people prayed for the fallen soldier.