I've heard about Pitra Dosh. There is a disbelief regarding the actual meaning of Pitra Dosh that it arises as our forefathers are not happy with us and they have feelings of hatred for us. But that is not the actual reason behind Pitra Dosh.
Can anyone explain me about the Pitra Dosh and also why that affects us? and how one can get rid of Pitra Dosh?
Pitra dosh is a term related to astrology. A specific conjunction in the natal chart is termed as pitra dosh.
Generally if the ninth house (the house of fathers) of the natal
chart contains the malefics sun and rahu, then it creates pitra dosh.
Yes, it is said that this conjunction arises in the chart if the pitaras (deceased forefathers) are unhappy with the person. He might have neglected doing shardaha for them and may have disrespected them for which his ancestors got unhappy. Just like us pitaras require satification through food and respect. This is done through the shradha ceremony. So it is said that when a person had neglected such duties, in his chart pitra dosh arises.
Pitra dosh in the birth chart creates unhappiness in life, causes failure in personal endeavors like job, business, etc. To get rid of pitra dosh astrologers suggest performance of different kinds of pujas, shradhas, tarpanas etc. If you are really interested to know, you should better consult a good astrologer.
Disclaimer: I have provided the answer only as per my awareness about astrology, I am not an expert.
Sri Sri: Pitra dosh is when a soul does not have good feelings for
its sons or daughters. It has a solution called tarpan. Til (sesame
seeds) is offered to symbolize that all the things that are going on
in the mind of the departed soul is small like it. So when the parents
die, the children put sesame seeds in water and put it giving
knowledge to the parents that dont care or worry for all these sesame
seeds like worldly thoughts, Go ahead. Even after the death, the son
or daughter gives the same knowledge in the ear of the dead body. This
is why they say that if there is no son or daughter then mukti is not
possible. Why? While people are alive if they do not get anyone to
give knowledge then at least they can get that knowledge after death
from their son or daughter. This is shraadh. This is there in every
culture of the world. In China, on one day they will burn things made
out of paper. In Singapore too. Whatever they want they make it out of
paper and burn it. They burn these things with the feeling that
whatever they burn they will get that with the blessings of the
departed souls. Practice similar to it is there in South America. The
important thing is that you receive blessings from the departed soul.
So With belief, from your heart you give and that is what is tarpan.
Of course the life is give and take game only but the best thing to
share is knowledge. If you want departed souls to get trupti
(satisfaction) they you can feed the poor. The blessings of the people
fed will help the departed soul. They say for 10 days after the death
you cry as much as you want, ask whatever you want. Then apply ghee on
your eyes and then do Anand Havan. That is communicating and
understanding that the soul which was love while living is now
satisfied. There is happiness in the house and after the havan, the
fire from the havan to light the diya or candle in the house. It is
important to understand why to do things and how to do things. The
important thing is to remain in knowledge and be satisfied. Knowledge
is the only thing that can free you. Actions never have and never will
While you are alive, if you get knowledge then you will be free then
you don't have to wait for your daughter or son to give knowledge to
the dead body.
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