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In Bengal, I heard that the Virata Parva of the Mahabharata is read aloud during the srAddha ceremony.

I am not aware of whether this is followed in other parts of India though.

What is the scriptural reason of reading this on this ceremony?

  • Most likely folklore just as this. – sv. Mar 31 at 17:48
  • Most likely kula & desha achara, which is corruptly translated as 'folklore' in english language. – ram Mar 31 at 18:02

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