> Swamin
> With humble pranams I request to be clarified:
> 1.While shastras are common fro all Hindus, why only the Tamil Brahmins do
every month tharpanam on amavasya day and maasa pirappu, while the brahmins from
other states like Telugus, North Indian brahmins do not do the same monthly?
> 2. My sampathis vaathayar performs the chandra grahanam tharpanam to my
sampanthi on the following morning. Is it permissible or it should be done only
during the grahanam period.
> Adiyen
> Kochappaa dasan

While Shastra and Sampradaya are common
some are following the traditional values as living as per shastra
and many people are not considering that.

While Shastras are common and which insists to do 96 Tarpanams a year
Very less people are doing all the 96 Tarpanams
Very few people are doing Masa Pirappu and Amavasai every month most of the
people are doing only Tarpanam for 4 Masa pirappu.
Some are doing Tarpanam when they find leasure and there is no other
good/interesting work to do.
Some are not at all doing Tarpanams.
So, you should think yourself to decide to fix yourself in a suitable category.

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2. Tarpanam is a very very simplest form of shrardham which should be done by
without seeking a vadhyar support, then only you can do it at the specific time
mentioned for it.
If many people are depending for a (same) Vadhyar, definitely he could satisfy
specific time contition for only one person. If that Vahyar also doing Tarpanam,
definitely he could not do it in time.
Who knows? your Sampandhi may asked the vadhyar to come in the next days

Also, most of us are not doing the monthly tarpanams in the particular
So, some people may think, "We are doing at least in a later time, without
leaving it, that is enough!".

"Main part of everything will be done by all people in some way,
but the fine part of that thing will be done according to situation, guidance,
knowledge and shradhA."