Sikhs honored Philip Hughes life with Kirtan inside Australia Cricket ground.
Sydney based Swamy Army, the widest reaching Indian sports fan club in the world, paid respect to Phillip Hughes by bidding him farwell in their tradition way of “Antim Ardas”. Antim Ardas is the prayer recited during the final rites of a Sikh person. It forms the conclusion part of the rituals held during a cremation. It provides spiritual support and consolation to the family members of the deceased person and blessings for the departed soul are prayed upon.
In Sikhism death is considered a natural process; an absolute certainty – an event that will happen sooner or later – an event that is guaranteed to take place; and only happens when the Almighty commands and never otherwise – as a direct result of God’s Will or Hukam. To a Sikh, birth and death are closely associated, because they are both part of the cycle of human life of “coming and going” which is seen as transient stage towards Liberation, complete unity with God. Sikhs thus believe in reincarnation.
Death is pre-ordained – no one who comes can remain here.