Sunday, December 28, 2008

Rules on who should perform shraaddha among brothers

Ref : Bruhadyamasmruti, Chapter 5 slokas 14 to 17

If the brothers are living together, then only the eldest should perform shraadha. If the ancestral property division has taken place, then each one should perform independently. For those without a male progeny, sons of his brother etc. are eligible to perform his shraadha.