Monday, September 27, 2010

Pinda Daan, PDQ

It's hard to believe we needed to wait around for progress to get to this point, but dads who had no sons can finally have their souls stop wandering about post-death and find eternal salvation. Three Hindi daughters have broken through the absurd tradition limiting Pinda Daan (an ancient ritual to cleanse a father's soul in order that he find eternal rest) to males.

Naturally, this is change to believe in, but there really is no time for celebration. Given how many souls must be wandering — and the PD period limited to one half the [current] Hindu month of Ashwinare — there is no time to waste pinda daaning so we can clean up the backlogged inventory.

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