Lately a new tradition has been established in some of the ceremonies performed on the death of dear ones. One of the notable example was the Shraddh Karma ceremony (ceremony after death) performed for renowned national Sarod player Chandra Kant Lal Das. No Brahamanism was practiced and all rituals were done as per Arya Samaj rules. The special point worthy to be noticed is that the family of C.L. Das is not Arya Samaj practitioner. Even though they chose it because they think an intellectual should understand that it is futile to perform ostentatious celebrations after death of someone. The real service is that what you do for someone in his lifetime and whatever you do after his death is just for the sake of your own satisfaction and for proving your high social status.
Here is pictorial excerpts of his Shraddh ceremony of Late C. L. Das. Of course, havan (offering articles to holy fire) was done in daytime but even that was not at such a scale which can be termed as a symbol of social status. In the evening, while the large number of people gathered on the occasion were participating in a buffet, a slide show was flashing on a screen where the memorable pictures of Late Das were being presented one by one along with a soothing melodious tune of Sarod played by Late Das. The example of this kind of Shraddh Karma is commendable and everybody should follow it.
Below here is given the link of Shraddh Karm of bhabhi of litterateur Arjun Narayan Choudhary. It should be mentioned that Sri Choudhary has been honoured with 'Great Citizen of Bihar' award a few years back by a reputed organisation. Also he is the National Vice President of PGI (Prountist Group of India) the national political party.