Before death or after death?There are old people in the families and generally children take care of them. Some people are not so fortunate and pass their last stage of life in shelter homes or old age homes.
In some cases children take good care of aged parents and try to serve them as per their capacity and make them happy. On the other hand some people neglect their elders and these elders have a miserable time during the last phase of life.
When these old people die due to our traditions and culture certain rituals are to be observed along with some religious procedure.
Some people observe these rituals religiously while others do them reluctantly and even some people totally discard them as irrational or illogical.
Ironically some of those who neglected their parents observe these religious thing with full show off and spend money for offering food to their friends and relatives. They want to impress the society by this.
What is better in your opinion - to serve them before death or to pomp and show after death?