No! What is indispensable must be done. The shastra says the sacrifice is spoiled if the gift to the brahmuns be not made. Be it as it may, some method must be taken.
The three casts must be invited, and something must be done for their entertainment and dismissal; and also for those who come without invitation.
All may be done for three hundred rupees.
The time is very short. Have you made provision for the chira, rice, and other articles?
Please to attend to the whole: I will tell you of each separately.
Speak. First, What have you done about rice and chira?
I have given unhusked rice for these two articles. Fifty maunds of rice, and twenty of chira are certain. What do you think, Sir? Will not this be sufficient?
Plenty. The business will be completed by this, and there may be an overplus.
I don't care about that, so that the business is not incomplete.
How will you do for the brahmuns' repast? Will there be a possibility of cooking?
I have been contriving, I intend to do that. I have put down ten maunds of flour, four of sugar, twenty-five of sweet-meats, thirty of curds and whey, and five of milk.
If you get all this, it will do. Why then should you dishonour yourself by chira and moorki?
No. I have been thinking to give chira and moorki to those only who come without invitation.
You have thought well. You will not give chira or moorki to the three casts?