Saastram speaks -15

This sloka is from the third chapter of manu smriti.

दैवकार्यात् द्विजातीनां पितृकार्यं विशिष्यते।
दैवं हि पितृकार्यस्य पूर्वम् आप्यायनं स्मृतम्।। (3, 203)

daivakāryāt dvijātīnāṁ pitṛkāryaṁ viśiṣyate|
daivaṁ hi pitṛkāryasya pūrvaṁ āpyāyanaṁ smṛtam||

For a Brahmin performing ceremonies for their ancestors (Shraadha) takes precedence over worshipping gods.
During ceremonies the act of worshipping gods is more to please ones ancestors.

द्विजातीनां – for a Brahmin, पितृकार्यं – rites in honour of the ancestors (shraadha), दैवकार्यात् – is more important than the rites in honour of gods, विशिष्यते- prescribed.

पितृकार्यस्य- ancestral rites, पूर्वम् – before, दैवं हि – worshipping the gods, आप्यायनं स्मृतम् – is considered as pleasing or satisfying the ancestors.

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