When one is alive we are taught that to attain salvation we need to be good and perform good deeds. This is the sure route for attaining Moksha.
So, when we feel certain that the person would attain nirvana from the cycle of rebirth as he has lead virtuous life, we have pundits telling us to perform various rites/ceremonies so that their soul attains peace.
I wonder as to how could one attain Moksha? What if that virtuous man has no one to perform the rights for him? Does he not get redeemed? What if a criminal’s son performs all rights and ceremonies year after year after his death? Would God take him to his abode satisfied because of his son’s performance?
Or is this all a gimmick by the pundits to earn money by playing with people’s sentiments….