Hindu community in America yesterday conducted prayers for Michael Jackson’s soul to rest in peace.
Although Jacko wasn't connected to Hinduism, but the religious leaders feel that the legend deserves their prayers because he provided such joy.
"One of the ancient Hindu scriptures, Taittiriya Upanishad, talks about joy, and says, ''From joy are born all creatures, by joy they grow, and to joy they return,''” Contactmusic quoted U.S. statesman Rajan Zed, who is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism as saying.
"Michael Jackson’s personal life might had been controversial, but he did provide joy to a large populace of the world through his music.
“We will pray for the peace of his soul," he added.
Jackson died in Los Angeles on Thursday after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.