[Advaita-l] Pitru Paksha Questions

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Sep 21 23:26:47 CDT 2011

On Thu, 22 Sep 2011, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> Some say, if the shrAddha is performed in gayA or kAshi then there is no
> need to perform prati sAmvatsarika shrAddha to pitru-s..is it true??  is
> there any shAstrAdhAra for this?? Pls. clarify.
The author of Nirnaya Sindhu condemns this notion.  Pitrkarya like 
devakarya must be continued till death or one takes sannyasa.  (And even 
there we have the story of Shankaracharya performing the rites for his 
mother to fulfill the vow he made to her.)

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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