PUJA FOR THE DECEASED

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At Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal these monks perform a puja in honor of a woman who passed. According to Tibetans, after death the consciousness takes at least 49 days to travel from one life to the next. Prayers conducted by the living can assist the dead through this journey and can help to guide them toward a good rebirth, and so it is a period that is always marked by special rites.

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