Sunday, January 24, 2010

Farewell Grandmom...

Grand mom passed away day before yesterday (21st Jan) after a year long struggle with bad health. A life lived well. Full of dignity, hard work and pride. 

Despite bad weather and two flight cancellations I was fortunate enough to reach Allahabad to perform the last rites as per Hindu belief at the bank of river Ganges. After a long series of rituals (mostly symbolic) that are to be followed in the Hindu way of cremation was able to gain insight into the deeper meaning attached to a few of them. I only pray and hope that she finds liberation from the cycle of birth and death and moves to a higher level of consciousness.

May her soul rest in peace.

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