Vol. 13 Book of Discipline Anusasana Parvam , Chapter 088 Verse 202 to 211.
havIMshi SrAddhakalpe tu yAni SrAddhavido viduH` tAni me SRNu kAmyAni phalaM caishAM yudhishThira
088003 tilair vrIhiyavair mAshair adbhir mUlaphalais tathA` dattena mAsaM prIyante SrAddhena pitaro nRpa
004 vardhamAnatilaM SrAddham akshayaM manur abravIt` sarveshv eva tu bhojyeshu tilAH prAdhAnyataH smRtAH
005 dvau mAsau tu bhavet tRptir matsyaiH pitRgaNasya ha` trIn mAsAn AvikenAhuS cAturmAsyaM SaSena tu
006 Ajena mAsAn prIyante paJcaiva pitaro nRpa` vArAheNa tu shaNmAsAn sapta vai SAkunena tu
007 mAsAn ashTau pArshatena rauraveNa navaiva tu` gavayasya tu mAMsena tRptiH syAd daSamAsikI
008 mAsAn ekAdaSa prItiH pitqNAM mAhisheNa tu` gavyena datte SrAddhe tu saMvatsaram ihocyate
009 yathA gavyaM tathA yuktaM pAyasaM sarpishA saha` vAdhrINasasya mAMsena tRptir dvAdaSavArshikI
010 AnantyAya bhaved dattaM khaDgamAMsaM pitRkshaye` kAlaSAkaM ca lauhaM cApy AnantyaM chAga ucyate
011 gAthAS cApy atra gAyanti pitRgItA yudhishThira` sanatkumAro bhagavAn purA mayy abhyabhAshata
GANGULI'S ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Bhishma said, "Listen to me, O Yudhishthira, what those Havis are which persons conversant with the ritual of the Sraddha regard as suitable in view of the Sraddha and what the fruits are that attach to each.
With sesame seeds and rice and barley and Masha and water and roots and fruits, if given at Sraddhas, the Pitris, O king, remain gratified for the period of a month.
Manu has said that if a Sraddha is performed with a copious measure of sesame, such Sraddha becomes inexhaustible. Of all kinds of food, sesame seeds are regarded as the best.
With fishes offered at Sraddhas, the Pitris remain gratified for a period of two months. With mutton they remain gratified for three months and
with the flesh of the hare for four.
With the flesh of the goat, O king, they remain gratified for five months,
with bacon for six months,
and with the flesh of birds for seven.
With venison obtained from those deer that are called Prishata, they remain gratified for eight months, and
with that obtained from the Ruru for nine months, and
with the meat of the Gavaya
for ten months.
With the meat of the buffalo their gratification lasts
for eleven months.
With beef presented at the Sraddha, their gratification, it is said, lasts for a full year. Payasa mixed with ghee is as much acceptable to the Pitris as beef. With the meat of the **Vadhrinasa the gratification of the Pitris lasts for twelve years.
The flesh of the rhinoceros, offered to the Pitris on the anniversaries of the lunar days on which they died, becomes inexhaustible.
^Vadhrinasa = a big bull or rhinoceros.
ybrao a donkey's impressions
*Priests and scripture preachers seem to have inserted this.
*So priests! feed on the rhinos.