Life after Work


Mr. Shah

Mr. Shah

This is Mr. Shah, I also called him Naveen uncle. Mr. Shah is the father of our friends Rinku and Krupesh. He passed away yesterday after battling numerous health challenges. I joined Sonal tonight and attended the evening prayer at the Shah residence. This was my first experience of Hindu rites in this aspect. Family and friends visit the house of the grieving party to recite prayers which are meant to help the departed soul travel to heaven. These prayers are sung or chanted rather than spoken and could have been in Sanskrit, Hindi, or Gujarati, I couldn’t tell. A thoughtful person had brought copies of the lyrics for those who were able to read those languages (not me). I just sat, listened to the beautiful chants and prayed in my own way.

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