om namo brhmahye namah......
THE ETERNAL AND EVERGREEN
CONTINUITY & GRATEFULNESS
Protocol and Process for
sanak-muni, the mind born son of brahmaa-dev
explains in naarad puraan slok 1.28.2 to 5 the
procedure to prepare oneself to perform SshraaDdh
"Listen to the excellent procedure in the performance of SRaaDH`DH on hearing which one is undoubtedly liberated from
"On the day previous to kshayaah
(day of death anniversary), the householder (who is to offer SshraaDdh)
- take bath;
- take only a single meal on that day;
- duly invite braahmano (for
the ceremony next day);
- observe brhamachaarya
(abstain from sex) during the night (on this pre-day) ;
- sleep on the ground.
The performer of SRaaDH`DH should:
- avoid cleaning of teeth;
- avoid chewing of paan (betel leaves);
- anointing the body with oil;
- avoid eating food of an aphrodisiac nature.
The performer of SRaaDH`DH and
those who are invited to participate in the ceremony
- avoid long journey;
- avoid quarrels;
- avoid becoming angry;
- avoid sex otherwise incur paap (sin) equivalent to killing a braahman;
- avoid bearing of burdens;
- avoid sleeping during the day."
(SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai miisTRii,
the compiler of the above GNaan, convey pranaam to
our guru Dr. G. V. Tagore from whose
English translation of the sanskrit naarad puraan we have been
blessed with the above knowledge of how SRaaDH`DH offering to our pitruo is to be done ......the above slok
has been expanded with explanatory prose to
make our learning and understanding easier...also explanatory prose in included
in brackets to give backgrounder ved knowledge to provide supplementary explanation
for increasing the depth of our knowledge of life sciences......)
.......om brhmah namah....
....our guru brhmah..
.....om tat sat....om shaanti shaanti....
Posting: September 2002.