On your first dating will you risk taking your fiancée out for a meal or for tea and refreshment and get them served in the midst of departed,blessed souls? It may sound morbid and silly; only a screwball would do such a thing. In India it is a no no - a sort of taboo sharing supper with some body
close to your heart
in the cemetery.
|Restaurnt in the midst of graves,Ahmedabad,India dailymail.ok|
The New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India has an unusually strange, some times scary ambiance. This coffee house is built on a site of centuries-old Muslim cemetery. These revered departed humans, when they were alive and moving around this area, would have seen the rise and fall of various rulers - Nawobs, Marata Peshvas and English sahibs. They are the silent remainders of our by-gone days.
There are twelve graves inside the eatery and each one is sealed off with grill to avoid disturbing or tripping themand are said to belong to a 16th CE Sufi saint who lived in this region. The tables are set between the graves, leaving enough space to walk around. The restaurant is always busy with guests unmindful of the blessed ones buried there and the owner says that the graves are his lucky mascot and is is doing good business.One good gesture on the part of the owner is he begins his daily business by praying before the graves and cleaning and placing flowers at the close of the business.
Glad the restaurant owner has the blessings of the Sufi saint. Had he run this restaurant in other place - a grave yard of ordinary people, he and the visitors to the eatery would have been warned like this:
"We, who are blissfully buried here and who are
reliving our past horrible life with our nagging
wives, don't rest in peace here. We have come to
this silent world for peace and tranquility. If
disturbed, we will return, haunt and terrorize you
with vengeance. So, don't ever disturb our
already broken heart and bones. The pain
we had in our past life is yet to come down.''