My query is what is the appropriate Tamil Brahmin Custom as far as performing the ‘Vratham’ for the bride groom’s marriage in the absence of his father. The bride groom has two elder married brothers. Does custom behold that the eldest of the bride groom’s married brother only should perform the Vratham along with his wife. Is it acceptable that the younger of the elder brothers perform the vratham for the groom without the consent of the eldest brother? I would suggest the readers to give a considered, expert, conservative and time-tested reply instead of making own guess work or presumptions.