No need to spend lavishly on ritualistic ceremonies

by March 13, 2013

Narada Muni has prohibited unnecessarily gorgeous arrangements to feed relatives or brahmanas during the sraddha ceremony. Those who are materially opulent spend lavishly during this ceremony. Indians spend especially lavishly on three occasions–at the birth of a child, at marriage and while observing the sraddha ceremony–but the sastras prohibit the excessive expenditures involved in inviting many brahmanas and relatives, especially during the sraddha ceremony.

Srimad Bhagavatam 7.15.4 purport

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