What do we do if Hiranya sraartham is conducted by vadyaars in a perfunctory manner. Few

vaadyars do the hiranya sraartham in the same manner as amavasya tharpanam. Either

they do not the know the mantras or the format or they are half-learned. This sort of sorry spectacle

cannot be forgiven; the sufferers are old people who know the rituals and who cannot

get hold of a knowledgeable vaadyar.

PC RAMABADRAN