Don’t say RIP! [Read why]

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We usually express our grief to someone demise as RIP which means (Rest In Peace), But do we know the origin of this word. Here is why we say RIP when we lost someone.

R.I.P is a Judeo-Christian Blessing requiescat in pace a prayer or wishes that the soul of the deceased would find eternal peace in Heaven. Hinduism believes in reincarnation, which means that those who have died will again take rebirth.

Hindus believe in ‘Moksha’ which means liberation from the cycle of birth and death therefore we should also say ‘Om Shanti’ or ‘Atma Ko Sadgati (Moksh) prapt ho’.


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