When my grandfather passed away, my family did not pray for 11 days till the 11th day ceremony. Also we were vegetarian during that period.

I asked my family but I did not get a convincing answer.

  1. Why should we be vegetarian these days?
  2. Why we should not pray these days?
  • The one who dies doesn't leave home till 10th day after death so you'll only pray for someone when they have departed which happens on the 11th day. This question might help.
    – Pinakin
    Oct 10, 2017 at 13:36
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    Because that period is considered as Ashuchi a period of impurity.
    – Rickross
    Oct 10, 2017 at 16:14


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