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Prayers for the departed soul
Hare Krishna 🙏
In the current time of the pandemic we have experienced the loss of many loved ones. We recite prayers and bhajans for several days following the death of the loved one, in order for their soul to be at peace. During the prayers it has been said the prayers to God/Krishna will surely have an impact on the onward spiritual journey of the departed soul and by doing these prayers the soul can actually go back to the spiritual world, back to Krishna.
Is this correct? What effect do prayers after death have on the departed soul’s onward spiritual journey? Does it help the soul and if so, how? Do the prayers really help the departed soul be at peace and go back to God?
In the current epidemic, where we have suffered the loss of many of our loved ones, we have also helped many people to build lasting relationships. If this epidemic has snatched something from us, we have gained a lot.