1. Hindu rites in trouble as youngsters shun priesthood’s path

    It’s that time of the year when pious Hindus pray to their ancestors. The fortnight-long pitra-paksh began this week but an acute shortage of priests — with the younger generation no longer interested in this vocation — has forced families to bring them from other places in the country.
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    1. The new generation of Brahmins here is no longer interested in this as it is not lucrative, and the social status accorded to a pandit is not attractive either.
      By Anurag Shukla
    2. Since pandits cannot be found to be fed on the day, many have now taken to feeding beggars, orphans or cows instead, on the day when shraadh is supposed to be held.
      By Acharya Jaimini
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