The healing has begun at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. A fortnight after it was subjected to a brutal assault, a dedicated team of experts has started assessing the damage to the 109-year-old hotel.
Specialist teams have started clearing the safe areas of damaged fittings, rubble and damaged furniture and recovering the luggage and possessions of guests.
The refurbishing of the hotel is underway, though there is no confirmation on when the hotel will be operational again.
But when it is, clerics of seven different faiths will conduct services to bless it.
These ceremonies will be carried out by priests of different faiths — Parsi, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist.
“The spiritual rebirth and rededication of the hotel is an important step in our recovery process,” said Raymond Bickson, managing director of Taj Hotels.
“Guests and employees of the Taj observe many different faiths. Now, ministers of these faiths are working with us to purify and sanctify the process of rebuilding of Mumbai's most iconic landmark,” he added.