How to follow Hindu Funeral Ritual in USA with following constraints
I am female, and only child of my Father. He wants me (not Priest, etc) to light the funeral pyre and he says paying more than $1000 is foolish.
What are the proper rituals to follow so that I can light my Father's funeral pyre (not some priest). What rituals can we for-go to lower the cost.
Again my Dad says paying more than $1000 is foolish, but I'd rather like to spend more if it means following his wishes and the Hindu tradition so he can get Moksha.