Solar-powered gravestone recites prayer
A man in the Central Anatolian province of Konya has invented a solar-powered gravestone that recites prayers and provides an audio epitaph of the deceased person, as he was questing to build a one-of-a-kind tombstone for his late sister.
“When I was making my sister’s gravestone from marble, I wanted to do something different. So, I made a solar-powered stone that can be commanded via buttons on it, which recites the “al-Fatiha” and “Ikhlas” verses, or suras, from the Quran and also vocalizes the epitaph of the deceased,” Durmuş Ali Çınar, the inventor of the electronic gravestone, told Demirören News Agency.
“Whatever the relatives want, we can upload it to the gravestone. It can function 24 hours straight if it receives sunlight for six hours,” he added.
Çınar said that he applied for a patent for his invention and added his wish to produce more.
“We applied for a patent eight months ago. As soon as we receive the patent, we will start mass production,” he said.
Çınar also stressed that there are intense demands toward his invention from many other provinces of Turkey.
“It has been just a week since we built this, but everybody is already curious. They are looking forward to receiving this. The gravestone has drawn a lot of attention,” he added.
Çınar said that the relatives of the deceased people will no longer find it difficult to try and find a religious official to recite the prayers next to the graves.
“Some people can get scared if someone comes late at night and turns on the system as a sound will come out of the gravestone, but no one will be frightened during the day,” he said.