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What is Pitra Dosh and how it’s formed

Are you constantly depressed, due to meaningless clashes among family members and disharmony in married life? Do you have progeny related problems, like premature birth of baby, death of infants, repeated illness or sickness of children and so on? Is your wife unable to conceive or facing frequent miscarriages? New born baby suffers from genetic diseases or possesses physical deformities. You face heavy obstacles in growth of career whether it is about education, profession or finance. If all these reasons are associated with your life, then you can assume that all these miseries may be because of ‘Pitra Dosha’. Anyone could have this Dosha. A wife could be affected due to the existence of this dosha in the husband’s horoscope and vice versa.

What is Pitra Dosh?

Pitra dosha is when a soul does not have good feelings for its sons or daughters. Now, let’s find out what is Pitra Dosha and how is it formed in your horoscope.

Pitru Dosha in horoscope arises, due to the soul of our departed forefathers not getting Nirvana. It mainly occurs when our dead forefathers and ancestors did not get peace or proper salvation (Moksh) at the time of departing their souls. Those who believe in rebirth can easily understand that this is because of the strong belief that the souls of our forefathers are not resting in peace and the evil deeds or sins, which they or we would have committed in previous birth or past, knowingly or by mistake, is a debt on us and needs to be cleared.

The souls of our ancestors or departed forefathers earnestly search for Moksha and wander on earth aimlessly, if their death was unnatural or occurred at their early age. Second reason is, if their strong desires are not accomplished before death, they leave the earth without peace of mind and some of their wishes, remained attached with the soul due to which they do not get salvation. Third, if the cremation of dead body of the person could not be performed due to any circumstance, the soul of the departed person is said to be without salvation. Fourth, evil deeds and sin also binds the person for not getting Moksha.

Signs of Pitra Dosha in Horoscope

Let me tell you the signs of Pitra Dosha in your horoscope Pitra Dosh is formed due to the placements of Sun, Moon, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu in our birth horoscope. If the Sun is afflicted by malefice Rahu or Ketu especially in the 9th House then Pitra Dosha is formed in your horoscope If Moon is afflicted by Rahu, Ketu or Saturn then Pitra Dosha is formed in your horoscope. Rahu in 9th House and especially in the Ascendent, also gives rise to Pitra Dosha. Some astrologers also believe when Rahu is positioned in 2nd house with no auspicious planet, Pitra Dosha is formed.

How Pitra Dosh can be reduced?

Though this dosha cannot be irradiated, its influence can definitely be reduced. It is true to say that you can certainly decrease the ill effects of Pitru Dosha from your horoscope and can lead a happy life.

If natives really want to be free from malefic effects of Pitru Dosha, then they need to perform Shradh Pooja to pacify the soul of departed forefathers and ancestors. It is believed that performing Shradh Pooja during Pitru Paksha is very auspicious to pacify soul of departed ancestors.

Offering Pind Dan is also one of the great ways to pacify soul of departed ancestors. But, certain rituals should be performed at Shradh places while performing this custom .

Offer food to dead ancestors during Shradh Pooja.

Offering prayers to Sun and chanting Gayatri mantra are other ways to strengthen position of Sun in horoscope and reduce troubles invoked by Pitra Dosh.

Do respect your mother, father and other elderly persons in the family.

Help the needy and old persons as much as you can. And donate food and Clothes Any new and auspicious activity should be postponed or avoided during Pitra Paksha and eating garlic, onion, non-vegetarian food or haircut should also be avoided.

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