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How Pitru Dosh Occurs ? There are many ways by which Pitru Dosh can occur. According to general information from various Puran, Pitru Dosh occurs when the soul of our ancestors and departed forefathers does not get peace ( shanti ) due to any of the following main reason, and there may be others. 1. Bad deeds ( bad karma o! our a"cestors i" ear#ier #i!e$ k"owi"%#& or u"k"owi"%#&$ are embarrassi"% their sou#s$ '. Bad deeds ( bad karma o! chi#dre"$ k"owi"%#& or u"k"owi"%#&$ are embarrassi"% the sou# o! a"cestors$ (.)ack o! !u#!i##me"ts o! *are"ta# desires o! our a"cestors$ +. A sudde" a"d u""atura# death o! a"& re#ati,e a"cestors i" ear#& a%e$ -. I! someo"e !ai#s to remember a"d ho"our the a"cestors *ro*er#&$ .. I! certai" wishes are remai"ed attached with the sou# o! the a"cestors$ etc. It is stated in the ancient text that Pitru Dosh occurs if any ancestors up to the 7th generation on the father’s side and up to the 4th generation on the mother’s side have expired at an early age or have had an unnatural death. Our ancestors are not only our family members or relatives, but also our teachers, mentors, role models, friends, and guardians, who have contributed to our welfare and growth in this or previous life. This creates an implied obligation on us to respect
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them and their parental desires and calls for following good deeds. If by any chance this is not followed by anyone, it may embarrass the souls of the ancestors, which, in turn, becomes Pitru Dosh. How to ide"ti!& i! someo"e is su!!eri"% !rom Pitru Dosh ? The effect of Pitru Dosh can also be found using the Vedic Astrology. According to Vedic Astrology, Pitru Dosh occurs when Sun and Moon is afflicted with Rahu and Ketu. It also has a direct connection with Hindu Mythology.

Another meaning is that Rahu gives the result at a cost of losing the body. which is formed by various combinations and placements of planets and houses. Since then. Lord Vishnu took MOHINI ROOP ( Look of a Beautiful. Indian Saints and Rishes have given them the status of planets since these points have great influence on the lives of individuals and are Pa%e' o!1' called CHHAYA GRAH ( Shadow Planets ) or Karmic planets. Rahu and Ketu are responsible for certain bad yogas in the horoscope of individuals. They are actually the intersection points of the orbit of the Moon and the elliptic. 8th and the 12th house. Many a times. this yoga .According to Hindu Mythology. who used his weapon SUDARSHAN CHAKRA to cut-off DANAV’s head. he became immortal and then from that time onwards the head is known as RAHU and the tail is known as KETU. Pitru Dosh Yoga is formed when Rahu and Ketu are with any of the planet and are placed in the 6th. The intersection points in the north is called Rahu or the north node or the dragon's head and the intersection points in the south is called Ketu or the south node or the dragon's tail. the 10th house in the horoscope also indicates Father and related aspects. And Ketu gives the result at a cost of losing the head. Astrologically Rahu and Ketu are not planets. and tries to swallow Sun and Moon. As per Astrology system. However he already drank the AMRUT. One DANAV feared that the DANAVs will not get the AMRUT and will get over by their turn. Furthermore. indicates presence of some kind of Pitru Dosh. Additionally. Therefore he changed his getup like DEVs and sat between SURYA DEV ( Sun ) and CHANDRA DEV ( Moon ). Sun is the symbol of Father. Surya Dev and Chandra Dev recognized the DANAV and informed Lord Vishnu in Mohini Roop. Ever since that time onwards Rahu and Ketu are bitterest enemies of Sun and Moon.Mesmerizing Lady ) to distract the DANAVs ( Evils ) and subsequently started distributing AMRUT among DEVs ( Good ) and DANAVs. if any negative combination of Sun or the 10th house. the person under the effect of Rahu or Ketu has to loose one thing to get another. Rahu and Ketu are trying to punish Sun and Moon. starting with DEVs. whenever there is any kind of connection between Rahu & Ketu and Sun & Moon. The Saints and Rishes have woven many facts in the mythology to give a meaning of Solar ( Sun ) and Lunar ( Moon ) Eclipse. Means. Hence. the AMRUT ( Potion of Immortality ) came out of the ocean during SAMUNDRA MANTHAN. it mostly gives inauspicious results. Pitru Dosh is one type of Yoga. At the core of Astrology.

6th 8th and 12th house then it is considered as Pitru Dosh. the 5th lord/house should also be$ 6th$ or 1'th$ 1u*iter is i" a ma#e!ic Rashi a"d the )ord o! )a%"a a"d the -th are associated with ma#e!ics0 6.4ars$ as the )ord o! the 13th$ is associated with the )ord o! the -th a"d )a%"a$ the -th a"d the 13th are occu*ied b& ma#e!ics0 5. the various curses from previous births can be seen in a horoscope.. Pa%e( o!1' According to Brihat Parasara Hora Shaastra.There is e2cha"%e o! Houses betwee" )ords o! the -th a"d the 13th a"d )a%"a a"d the -th are occu*ied b& ma#e!ics0 . or having Drishti ( affecting each other ). 9th lord. In another combination.Su" i" his debi#itatio" Rashi a"d i" the /a. while if Saturn is afflicting Sun.1u*iter occu*ies the Rashi o! Su"$ the )ord o! the -th is with Su" a"d )a%"a a"d the -th are occu*ied b& ma#e!ics0 +. When Sun and Saturn are in the same house. 9th house from the moon or the lord of 9th house from the moon is under influence of Rahu and Ketu this indicates Pitru Dosh.Su" is i" the 6th$ Satur" i" the -th$ the )ord o! the -th is associated with Rahu a"d )a%"a is occu*ied b& a ma#e!ic0 Pa%e+ o!1' . Apart from this it is also said that if Rahu is situated in also formed in the 5th house.)ord o! the 13th is i" the . it is also considered as Pitru Dosh. Saturn also represents our ancestors.Su"$ 4ars a"d Satur" are i" )a%"a a"d the -th a"d Rahu a"d 1u*iter are i" the 6th a"d the 1'th0 7. when 9th house. then predict that the Pitru Dosh is from paternal side. Saturn is also hold equally responsible for different forms of Pitru Dosh. If Saturn is afflicting Moon then predict that Pitru Dosh is from maternal side.oid o! stre"%th$ is i" the -th a"d the )ord o! the -th is combust a"d )a%"a a"d the -th are occu*ied b& ma#e!ics0 -. The combinations given in Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra are: 1. For this to happen.)ord o! )a%"a$ de.amsa o! Satur" is hemmed i" betwee" ma#e!ics i" the -th House0 '.Su"$ as )ord o! the -th$ *osited i" a Triko"a with a ma#e!ic$ is hemmed i" betwee" ma#e!ics a"d is a#so as*ected b& a ma#e!ic0 (. Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra gives a list of combinations which indicates Pitru Dosh and other related Doshas with its remedies. At many places.

6. 7.)ord o! .e.O"#& miscarria%es.The cou*#e has *rob#em i" co"cei. amo"% !ami#& members without a"& reaso"ab#e a"d 1u*iter is associated with Rahu.ed re*eated#&. Pa%e.The 9.Re*eated 4. there are some signs and methods given in the ancient texts. a %ir# chi#d is bei"% co"cei.13.e such a!!#ictio". Pa%e.Those who are *h&sica##& a"d me"ta##& ha"dica**ed ma& ha.)ord o! 1'th is i" )a%"a$ )ord o! 6th i" -th a"d )ord o! 13th i" 6th0 11. Following are the most important signs to identify the existence of Pitru Dosh. '. 13. Such astrological calculations are good..Disru*tio" 8. is i" -th$ )ord o! 13th i" . but they are far more complex and hard to understand for a common man. i" educatio"a# a"d career %rowth a"d success.The !ami#& does":t %row a"d !aces ma"& *rob#ems re*eated#&.The *erso":s educatio"a# a"d career %rowth is obstructed. Then how a common man can identify if he is under the bad influences of Pitru Dosh? Well. *rob#em i" %etti"% *re%"a"t. o!1' .o!1' Sim*#e wa&s to ide"ti!& Pitru Dosh Astrological combinations and calculations are used to precisely find out the exact problem and related solution of Pitru Dosh.i"% the chi#d$ i.9uarre#s reaso". !ami#& !aces s*irit #ike a"d b#ack ma%ic #ike e!!ects re*eated#&.8hi#dre" are !a##i"% sick re*eated#&. which help a person in identifying Pitru Dosh. 3.

All the sinful deeds committed by the ancestors are cleansed by the Shraddh. It is believed that satisfying our ancestors and forefathers. On the last day of the fortnight. and some do not shave for the fortnight.ided i"to !i. all these five-pitru tirtha are various organs of one body. Shraddh is the ritual and ceremony performed for the departed souls of our ancestors. Pithapur as padaar kshetra. ancient and holy pilgrim for dedicating Pind Daan for ancestors and forefathers. crows represents forefathers. and all the ancestors bless those performing the Shraddh rituals.e bee" di. Garud Puran. That is situated on the bank of Falgu river in Bihar state.e. Agni Puran and Matsya Puran.hat is Pitru Paksh a"d Shraddh ? Vedic Astrology prescribes many remedies for all the problems from simple to complex and cheapest to costly. the Shraddh is performed during dark fortnight ( Krishna Paksh ) in the month of Ashwin ( September " October ) which reaches to the ancestors immediately and their souls will rest in peace. Nabhigaya Kshetra is situated at Jajpur village on the bank of Vaitarni river in Orissa state. i. According to ancient texts. The customs and the rituals performed during Pitru Paksh vary regionally. Hindu Purans are full of details about Shraddh. Lord Yama himself explained the importance of Shraddh performed during Pitru Paksh. This process is also called PIND DAAN. Amavasya oblations are offered to all those dead ancestors whose Tithi ( Date according to Hindu Calendar) of dead is not known. Bodhigaya Kshetra is very famous. Some people fast on that day. Pi"d Daa" is %e"era##& do"e i" the Pitru <shetra ( Area ..e *arts Pa%e5 o!1' out of these Bodhigaya as Shira kshetra. Some of the ways are described below. especially Bramha Puran. Vaitarni river is famous in Puran wherein it is mentioned that after death one has to cross Vaitarni river and the person who have perform good deeds during his life time can . we can have their blessings for peaceful and happy life. Accordi"% to Pura" Pitru kshetra ha. For the peace of the souls of our ancestors it is advices to perform SHRADDH. Some performs Puja and some offer food to the crows. Siddhpur as Matru kshetra and Badrinath as Brahma-kapali kshetra. Thus. On each day of the fortnight oblations of water and PINDs or balls of rice and meal are offered to the dead relatives by the surviving relatives. There are many ways available to nullify the effects of Pitru Dosh. Vaitarni as Nabhi kshetra. It is also known as Nabhi Kshetra. According to Hindu mythology. therefore crows are offered food in these days.

go to Pipal tree.only cross the river very easily. Remed& ' Another remedy for Pitru Dosh is given below.aa& and offer a sweet to the tree with each Parikrama. But by performing Pitru Tarpan Puja here. Performing Shraddh is also considered as the offering of our respect and gratitude towards our ancestors. Put the Rudraksh in a plate. Pind Daan and Shraddh ceremony are performed. This puja is done only in Pitru Paksh.a#ter rai#wa& #i"e. Bhagavan Parshuram performed Pind Daan of his mother in Siddhpur. again pray to the Pipal tree and Lord Vishnu and ask forgiveness. It is situated "ear Ra> 4ahe"dri statio". and was also discussed on the ISSPLIST Yahoo Group by the user DEVI_BHAGAT in 2004. Pa%e6 o!1' . This method is already published in December 2003 issue of Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan Magazine. Pad%a&a <shetra is situated at Pitha*ur at Tami# /adu state o" the 4adra=. Siddhpur is known as Matru Gaya Kshetra is situated in Mahesana district of Gujarat state. Start chantingOm . Many times performing only Shraddh is not sufficient enough to remove the Pitru Dosh. This Puja can remove all kinds of Pitru Dosh. On the bank of Bindu Sarovar. Remed& 1 The most widely accepted special ritual or puja for Pitru Dosh is NARAYAN BALI PUJA. It is very important to note that the puja have to be performed at the mentioned places. one can make his forefather cross this river. Then do 108 Parikrama ( move in circles around ) of tree. Remed& ( One more remedy was discussed on ISSPLIST Yahoo Group is listed below. While doing Parikrama. (2) Chandod near Dabhoi near Vadodara in Gujarat. Offer one Yagyopavit to the tree and second Yagyopavit to Lord Vishnu. After finishing the Parikrama. This puja is performed only at few prescribed places such as (1) Tryambakeshwar in Nasik. (3) Kala Hasti in Tamil Nadu and (4) Haridwar. when the Amavasya is falling on Monday. To perform this puja. chant the mantra Om /amo Bhaa%. On any Somwati Amavasya.hat are the recomme"ded remedies !or Pitru Dosh.ate ?aasude. One Madhuroopen Rudraksh is required. Special rituals and puja has to be performed in order to remove the evil effects of Pitru Dosh.

ara" Diksha !rom Param Pu>&a Durude. old-age needy persons. wear the Rudraksh around the neck using black thread. Perform this process for all the 14 days of Pitru Paksh. O4 SAR?A PITRU PRA4 PRASA//A BHA?A O4 Remed& 5 A"other e2ce##e"t method to %et rid o! Pitru Dosh is to %et S*ecia# Pitru Dosh /i. Pa%e7 o!1' Remed& + Similar to the above mentioned remedy 3. Remed& 7 Pa%e13 o!1' Unconditional services to parents. Do 1. Person can also worship Lord Vishnu with the main mantra O4 /A4O /ARABA/AAB.or 11 ma#a o! !o##owi"% ma"tra$ usi"% a"& ma#a. On the Sarva Pitru Amavasya.a& ma"tra !or 136 times whi#e co"ti"uous#& #ooki"% at the Rudraksh. To get blessings of all Pitrus. sweeper and poor people are recommended. Remed& 13 Worshipping Lord Vishnu. This will get rid of Pitru Dosh. specially the form of Sri Saturda&$ make rice ba##s b& mi2i"% cooked rice a"d %hee. The person should try not to get angry in this life and try not to engage in any kind of quarrels in his lifetime. Do not use a mala which was used to chant other mantras. .000 jaap of OM NAMAH SHIVAY mantra in 11 days. Chant the following mantra for 11 malas daily during the Pitru Paksh. Remed& 6 A. Take a brand new Rudraksh Mala to perform this puja. take one normal Panchmukhi Rudraksh. Ceed these rice ba##s to crows a"d !ish. Remed& Duri"% the Pitru Paksh$ cha"t ' @ ( @ . is also advised for Pitru Dosh Nivaran. Then wear the Rudraksh around the neck using black thread.. this method is extremely useful./amah Shi.25. O4 <RAA4 <)AA4 <RISH/AAB PITRU DOSH /I?ARA/AAB <)AA4 CATT Remed& .

Pa%e1' o!1' .. Pa%e11 o!1' Do"ate /ee#am %em sto"e to someo"e i" "eed. Remed& 1( He#* other *eo*#e who are *er!ormi"% Shraddh <arma.Remed& 11 Tr& to !eed 13 Thousa"d$ O"e Thousa"d or Hu"dred Brahmi"s$ as o"e ca" a!!ord. Remed& 1' Per!orm <a"&a Daa" ( *er!orm the marria%e o! a %ir# $ i! *ossib#e !or a Brahmi" <a"&a. Remed& 1. Remed& 1+ Per!orm Rudrabhishek ( Rudra Abhishek i" the "ame o! the <U) or a"cestors. Remed& 1Do"ate Do#d 8ow to a Brahmi"$ with the Sa"ka#* stati"% that this is !or the a"cestors.