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What is the reason behind opposite rituals during Shraddha and last rites as compared to those for devatas

(Though the question may seem long, actually it is short. Even if one is able to read till the first point of Edit it would be nice) It is seen that while performing the last rites (antyeshti, ...
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What are the consequences of not doing shraddha for the departed ancestors?

I have heard people say that they can be bad. Are there ways to compensate for missed Shraddhas?
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which scripture prescribes offering food to Brahmins in the Shraddha ceremony?

Which scripture prescribes this and is it believed that feeding Brahmins on earth effectively feeds the departed ancestors in Pitr Loka?