[Advaita-l] Madhvas custom of Sraddha is not correct

Srirudra via Advaita-l advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Mon Sep 15 01:24:10 CDT 2014

In Gaya also group srardham is only done.But separate two Brahmanas are allotted for representing the Vishwe devar and Pithrus.The pair allotted receive arghyam etc from the performing couple.But meals are common to all such Brahmins who personate the Vishwe devar and Pithrus .There are small variations as compared to what we do in our households.The purohith who conducted the group srardham said it is Kshethram based.R.Krishnamoorthy.

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> On 15-Sep-2014, at 10:17 am, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste
> I am seeing lot of Madhvas go to Maths for doing Paksha Sraddha. I went to
> learn what they are doing. They are doing Group Sraddha like one Purohita
> is saying Mantras and instructions and all Kartas are doing at the same
> time. This is not correct.
> The second mistake is they are doing only Chataka Sraddha with Darbhe
> Brahmanas but not Pratyaksha Brahmanas. They are using Darbhe instead of
> real Brahmanas.
> I went to Sankara Math and asked the people there. They also said we should
> not do Chataka Sraddha when Brahmins are available. If there is acute
> shortage of Brahmanas to sit in Vishwe deva and Pitru Sthana we can use
> Darbhe Brahmana.
> Other comments welcome.
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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