Eight Postulates that describes Pitra Dosha
You walk to any astrologer and by every chance, the first revelation you get is that you have a Pitra Dosha in your horoscope. This Pitra Dosha or the “forefather sin” plays very heavily on the minds and we tend to search for the Pitra Dosha Upaay or Pitra dosha remedies without understanding what this Pitra Dosha is?
Before I divulge everything about what Pitra Dosha is, I would like to clarify that it is not that serious a Dosha as it is normally portrayed because of the following reasons :
1.The potency of it varies from horoscope to horoscope.
2.One may not be suffering because of this Dosha; the reason could be different.
3.The horoscope may not have this Dosha at all.
4.The native has not been prescribed the correct remedial measures.
Let us begin:
The important significations of Sun as described in Uttrakalamrit Sholka 20-1/2 to 22-1/2 are:
9.Disease in head
If somehow the sun gets blemished then all the significations as described above may wholly or partly get restricted. This blemishing of Sun and restraining Him from giving results as a significator is Pitra Dosha.
The following planets or their astrological Signs can propel the Sun to impart Pitra Dosha:
1.Rahu or its Sign i.e Virgo
2.Ketu or it Sign i.e. Pisces
3.Saturn or its Sign Capricorn & Aquarius
4.Mars or its Sign Scorpio
Anyone or a combination of these planets can blemish the Sun to cause Pitra Dosha. But the strength or potency differs which depends upon Sun’s placements. There are in general three types of Pitra Dosha, and I will discuss starting from the most lethal one:
1st Degree of Pitra Dosha: Ist degree of Pitra dosha is formed if Sun is placed with any of these planets in any Bhav or house. This is the most atrocious of the Dosha.
2nd Degree of Pitra Dosha: 2nd degree of Pitra Dosha is formed if sun is aspected by any or all of the above-mentioned planets. This is not as fierce as the 1st degree of Pitra Dosha but has an intermediate potency.
3rd Degree of Pitra Dosha: 3rd or a mild form of Pitra Dosha is formed when Sun is placed in an enemy sign or the sign of the negative planets as above.
Now let us come to the effect of Pitra Dosha in a natives life.
A Pitra Dosha depending upon its strength can cast a shadow on all the positive Yogas of the horoscope and wouldn’t let them blossom.
The problem it poses for the native can be any one or a combination of the following.
2.Fear of death
3. An Early death of family members especially the males.
4.Loss of reputation
6.Unexplained constant losses.
These problems which a native faces can be because of the Pitra Dosha and if the losses do not stop, he should be meeting with an astrologer for his guidance.
Have you ever wondered that why this Dosha got stitched in your horoscope, I will explain that to you?
Jyotish or the Indian Vedic astrology connects very heavily with the past life. Your birth in a particular family, your riches, your achievements all these have a link to your previous birth.
Disrespect to elders of the family in the previous lives give rise to this Pitra Dosha and if you are continuing to do so in this life then get ready to multiply its magnitude manifolds.
There is a hidden guide of your misdeed embedded in your horoscope. It secretly tells what wrong you did in your previous life. Read it to know your self:
The Deeds which led to Pitra Dosha in this birth:
If Rahu blemishes sun —You broke family traditions and brought disgrace to your family.
If Ketu blemishes the sun — You seldom spoke the truth with your elders and even spoke ill about them.
If Saturn blemishes the sun: –You never cared for your elders the way a child should take care of elderly.
If the Mars blemishes sun: You misbehaved with your elders.
This guide will help you to improvise your deeds for this birth and shall make some improvements for your next births.
The god has given you a way to repent for your misdeeds.
According to Bharmna Purana, God of death, Yama, liberates all the souls to travel back to the earth in the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin maas. It is your prime duty to show respect to the departed souls by offering Prasad at this time and also by doing some other rituals which depend upon the potency of the Pitra Dosha.This can really negate the negative effect of the Pitra Dosha if it is present in your horoscope. The various Upaays that can be done are:
1.The Trapandi Shradh
2.The Multi-Pindi Shradh
3.By doing the Shradh on the date the family member passed away.
4.By offering water to a Banyan tree.
5.By offering water and Prasad to Pitra on Shradh Paksha
6.By offering food to Bhramins on Amavasya
By doing the Shradh on the same tithi in the Shradh paksha, the tithi on which the family member passed away.
For information the Shradh Paksha comes roughly in September every year, check for the Panchang to know about the correct dates.
One thing more, these Upaays or rituals do not work! Yes they do not work unless you Karma correct yourself.
Being a karma corrector, it is my prime duty to explain the karma correction for Pitra Dosha.
This has to be necessarily followed as your deeds in this birth are going to come up as good or bad Yogas in your horoscope of the next birth.
Well! If you do not care about the next birth, these corrections will be propitious in this life as well.
What you should be doing :
Show respect your family members especially the elderly ones.
1.They should not be deprived of the essentials things.
2.You should be spending quality time with them.
3.They should maintain that quality of life as you are enjoying.
4.No strong or hard words for them.
5.No abuses for them.
If you are not adhering to this Karma correction, you are yourself scratching the wound of Pitra Dosha deeper and there can be no respite.
A person who has Pitra Dosha in his horoscope has a weak Sun inadvertently in the horoscope shadowed by negative planets. The main Upaay / Rituals are to strengthen the Sun and weaken the planet which is blemishing it. Now take a sigh of relief, I am going to reveal some astrological rituals that can devoid this Dosha of its sheen but would again like to emphasize that these upaays / rituals shall bear no fruit unless the karma correction is applied on oneself.
1.Those having Pitra Dosha in their horoscope should rise early in the morning preferably before the sunrise and should offer water to the rising Sun known as Ardhya. There is a specific procedure to accomplish this ritual :This ritual has to be followed in a specific manner; Get an Ardhya utensil from the market and in it put some fresh water with red sandal, some red flowers, few pieces of rice and a bit of milk and one should stand in front of the rising Sun and offer this mixture to the Sun God. one should recite the following Mantra while doing this ritual:
Om Grim Suryaya Aditya
2.One method is to get a Ratna Abhishekam done to get rid of the Pitra Dosha.
3.One can visit Gayaji in Bihar (India) which is also known as Pitranagri for getting the Pitra Dosh Anushthan done.
3.Donating food to the setting Sun is also a very potent Upaay for Pitra Dosha.
4.By Reciting Surya Gayatri Mantra every day also lessens the effect of Pitra Dosha.
5.One can also recite the Surya Tantrik Mantra to get rid of the Pitra Dosha.
6.The Dashakshar Surya Mantra can also be recited to lessen the blemish of this Dosha.
7.One can go for Sri Surya Vajra Panjar Kavacham for getting rid of this Dosha.
8.Reciting Aditya Hridya Stotram is another method to lessen the effect of Pitra Dosha in the native’s life.
One can recite the Surya Ashtottarshat Namavali to get rid of this Dosha from his life.
There are many other methods like the Surya Stuti, Surya Swatvan, Surya Mandal Stotram, Surya Mangal Stotram, Surya Vrat Vidhi, Arjunkrit Surya Swatvan to get rid of this kind of Dosha but understand one thing that all the above-mentioned Upaay are not to be carried out simultaneously but the best has to be sorted out which solely depends upon the blemish the sun has in one’s Horoscope. So before going for any ritual, it would be better to get the horoscope checked.
I have done a video of Pitra Dosha, it can be viewed for better understanding.
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