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Pitra 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

� Bad deeds ( bad karma ) of our ancestors in earlier life, knowingly or

unknowingly, are embarrassing their souls,
� Bad deeds ( bad karma ) of children, knowingly or unknowingly, are embarrassing
the soul of ancestors,
� Lack of fulfillments of parental desires of our ancestors,
� A sudden and unnatural death of any relative ancestors in early age, this can be
explained in the following ways. Drugging, death in unknown places and the body not
available for cremation, one or the other reason antim sanskar can not be performed
due to unknown circumstances.
� If someone fails to remember and honour the ancestors properly, according to
Vedic Method.
� If certain wishes are remained attached with the soul of the ancestors, etc.

It is stated in the ancient text that Pitra 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.

Simple Ways To Identify The Pitra Dosh

Following are the most important signs to identify the existence of Pitra Dosh.

� Children are falling sick repeatedly. (Premature Baby birth and innumerable
death of children after birth or prenatal birth. i.e. abortion
� The couple has problem in conceiving the child, i.e. problem in getting
pregnant.. Repeated miscarriages.
� Only a girl child is being conceived repeatedly.
� Quarrels among family members without any reasonable reason.
� The person's educational and career growth is obstructed. Disruption in
educational and career growth and success.
� The family doesn't grow and faces many problems repeatedly.
� The family faces spirit like and BLACK MAGIC like effects repeatedly.
� Those who are physically and mentally handicapped may have such affliction.
Autism, Depression etc.,
� Inability to get married without any reason, though well qualified. Very good
� Marital disharmony.
� Going blank in examinations despite being well prepared for them.
� Loss of job. Repeated loss of job that is in a month 2 r in a year 5 or more job
� Miscarriages.
� Death of children in their childhood i.e. below 3 years old.

Remedies For Pitra Dosh

� The most widely accepted special ritual or puja for Pitra Dosh is NARAYAN BALI
� On any Somwati Amavasya, when the Amavasya is falling on Monday, go to Pipal
tree. Offer one Yagyopavit to the tree and second Yagyopavit to Lord Vishnu. Then
do 108 Parikrama (move in circles around) of tree. While doing Parikrama, chant the
mantra "Om Namo Bhagvate Vaasudevaay Namah" and offer a sweet to the tree with each
Parikrama. After finishing the Parikrama, again pray to the Pipal tree and Lord
Vishnu and ask forgiveness.
� Every Saturday, make rice balls by mixing cooked rice and ghee. Feed these rice
balls with little sesame seeds spread to crows and fish. Help other people who are
performing Shraddh Karma.
� Donate Gold, Cow to a Brahmin, with the Sankalp stating that this is for the
� Perform Rudrabhishek (Rudra Abhishek) in the name of the KUL or ancestors.
� Perform Kanya Daan (perform the marriage of a girl), if possible for a Brahmin
� Pinda-Daan to be given at shastra specified places with specific rituals.