Join a special event to mark the last day of Shradh (6 October) to remember and honour all those babies who have passed away.
This event has been created by Bhavik Haria, a renowned Bhajan singer within the Indian community in the UK, in partnership with Sands and our Ambassador KSAVI.
Bhavik's songs have given families much comfort in the time of losing a loved one.
The Shradh event will be hosted on Bhavik's YouTube channel
During the event, you will also hear from Parth Mehta, a Hindu Priest who has performed many bereaved services to help families and provide comfort through the process of loss of an adult, child, and baby. Parth will be sharing a reading from the Bhagavad Gita, especially related to the loss of a baby.
What is Shradh?
The month of Shradh is a time to pay homage and remember ancestors who have passed away. Each day within this month is set to honour the individual relationships we hold dear with loved ones, be it a mother, father, child, grandparent, sibling, or friend. Shradh offers the opportunity to honour and remember these individual relationships, in the knowledge that so many other families are doing the very same, on that very same day.
In Hinduism, it is believed that the soul is eternal and continues to live on in the afterlife. While this may be difficult to come to terms with, Shradh offers the chance to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away, and acknowledge the everlasting love we have for those who have gone far too soon.
Shradh also falls a few days before Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October), which this year will focus on wellbeing and exploring what this means to people from all walks of life who have been affected by pregnancy and baby loss.