08 Apr 2013 QA-5

For how long should shraadh ceremonies be performed?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

In ancient days, shraadh ceremonies were performed until the soul was re-born. So, they would do it for 15 years, and then they knew that the soul was re-born, so they would stop doing it.
Today, since we have lost the ability to know whether they are still there or reborn, we keep doing it.