'As a person sheds worn-out garments and wears new ones, likewise, at the time of death, the soul casts off it's worn-out body and enters a new one'. But hopefully not for the people living at Mumukshu Bhawan...
Death is never sudden for the men & women living in the decades old home for elderly and ashram. Death is carefully prepared and anticipated. Not something to sleep through but to be experienced. They already left their earthly life and families behind. This last chapter in life is lived in solitude to reflect and learn to embrace death and impermanence. Their dhoti's paper thin, worn out and washed everyday so they are always ready to leave. No one burned on the famous ghat wishes to come back to live another life on earth. They wish for it to be the absolute end.
Dhoti - from Sanskrit: dhauti "to cleanse or wash". The cleansed garment which was worn during śrauta sacrifices or religious sessions in general.