Daughters are so fortunate

Daughters are believed to be unfortunate because they have to leave their maternal home, friends, relatives to lay a foundation for a new world.

But I would say that,
Daughters are so fortunate.

Though they have to leave their home for in-laws.
Though they have to start a whole new journey in the mid-path.
Though they cannot be with their parent’s whole life.
Though they cannot be with them at several happy & sad moments of life.
Though sometimes they are not able to be with their parents, even at their end times of their lives.
Though they are not even given the rights to Give Shoulders to their Final Journey and to Offer Sacred Fire to them.

But even then,

Daughters are so fortunate.

It is never easy to see the shoulders weakening, sitting on which we saw the World.
It is never easy to see those hands shivering, holding which we learned to walk.
It is never easy to see those eyes getting dim, looking in which we used to find our lost hopes.
It is never easy to see that roof, stronger than the rock, saving us from all problems, getting weaken day by day.
It is never easy to give shoulders to the lifeless body of those, around whom we spent our whole life.
It is never easy to offer those bodies to the Cruel Fire with your own hands, from which we ourselves originated.

Daughters are so fortunate.
Indeed, Daughters are so fortunate.

Note: Giving Shoulders to the dead bodies at the time of Final Journey & Offering Sacred Fire to the bodies are the Procedures of Hindu Cremation.

by SHANKY BHATIA

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