During COVID many people died and the priests who were conducting the process of final rituals were refusing to attend and do the needful even though people are ready to pay a huge amount towards the fee. So when there are no other choices people may be going for this.
As a child, it is his responsibility to take care of their parents. It is more important than performing rituals after death. So we should advise younger generations to take care of their parents and then we can think about these rituals after death of their parents.
The most important thing is our attitude towards observing these functions. It is basically nothing except to give respect to our seniors who are not present in this world today. It is not necessary that we should spend so much money on these functions or ceremonies. We can simply feed some poor people or give some small donation to the temple and that itself is a mark of great respect to those souls who have departed. There is nothing like that that if you to call your all the relatives and give them a star buffet then only the souls will be getting satisfied. The procedure is only a medium to reach them through these gestures and nothing else.
Knowledge is power.
Because of pandemics, many priests are not coming to conduct these programmes as they have the fear of COVID attacking them. But now slowly the problem is coming down and we are seeing priests coming and conducting the event. Under these circumstances, there is nothing wrong with donating food on that day and keeping quiet.
Believe in the existence of God the superpower.