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Can I perform 10th and 13th day ceremony abroad in addition to siblings in India?


Dear Members,

I need advice quickly…..

I live abroad and am 57. My mother passed away this morning in India, Chennai, where I have brothers and sisters. There are no flights to Chennai directly and my brothers are going to perform the cremation today by 3 PM. They are not planning to wait for me. My spouse and daughter are now attending the cremation ceremonies…

There are flights to Chennai in 4 or 5 days. My question is whether I can perform tenth and thirteenth day rituals abroad, in addition to the ceremony my brothers performing at Chennai. There is a Gujarati Pandit available who does annual ceremony for my father.

The travel now is restricted and with the new COVID variant spreading, travels are increasingly getting restricted. My return journey may get restricted by the local government. Further, there are COVID risks in family gathering, I am expecting that some 40 to 50 persons may attend ceremonies.

I am seeking advice, because I need to plan travel or otherwise.

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i recently visited chennai last week from USA.....the travel can be avoided....u can contact local temple

priest immmediately...
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