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1. Now (follows) the Âbhyudayika (i.e. the Srâddha ceremony referring to good luck).

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2. In the fortnight of the increasing moon, on an auspicious day,

3. After the sacrifice to the mothers has been performed,

4. And an even number of (Brâhmanas) versed in the Veda have been invited to sit down;

5. In the forenoon;

6. The rite is performed from left to right.

7. The murmuring with the omission of the verses belonging to the Manes.

8. The Darbha blades are straight.

9. Barley is to be used instead of sesamum.

10. The lumps are mixed with curds, jujube fruits, fried grain.

11 11. On inviting (the Manes, he should say), 'The Nândîmukha (glad-faced?) Manes will I invite.'

12 12. 'May the Nândîmukha Manes be rejoiced,' instead of 'imperishable.'

13 13. 'The Nândîmukha Manes will I make speak,' when he makes (the Brâhmanas) speak.

14 14. '(Was it) well done?'—thus are they to be asked whether they are satiated.

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15. The rest is the same (as in the other kinds of Srâddha rites), as far as it is not prohibited (by contrary rules).


110:1 4, 1. The Âbhyudayika Srâddha has to be performed on such p. 111 occasions as the birth of a son, the marriage of a son or a daughter, the performance of ceremonies such as the nâmakarman, kûdâkarman, &c. See Yâgñavalkya I, 249.

111:3 A Srâddha ceremony directed to the mothers here precedes that consecrated to the fathers.

111:6 Professor Stenzler's translation of Yâgñavalkya, loc. cit. (pradakshinâvritka = die Ehrfurcht beobachtend), has to be corrected according to this Sûtra.

111:7 See chap. 1, 8.

111:9 See chap. 1, 3.

111:11 Concerning the invitation' (âvâhana) see the note on chap. 2, 5.

111:12 See chap. 2, 5 and the note there.

111:13 'When he causes them to say Svadhâ.' Nârâyana. Comp. Âsv.-Grihya IV, 7, 30.

111:14 Comp. chap. 2, 5.

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