Though our deeds are good, our family members face one trouble or other, do not get rid of the problems.The belief makes us analyze what wrong or Pap we would have done in the past or present life. It is due to Karmic debt or Pitru Dosha/ Pitra Dosha, we face inevitable and unexpected difficulties and hardships.
We often find that, in spite of our best efforts, we do not succeed. We are perplexed that there are unavoidable obstacles at the time of accomplishment of our work. we are unable to reach our goal, in the last moment.
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Causes and Problems due to Pitra Dosha effects
The family members are repeatedly affected by some of the inherited diseases, transferred from one generation to the other, like cystic fibrosis, Down Syndrome, mental Sub-normality, diabetes, asthma, most cancers, heart attack as a result of cardiovascular disease are the best examples of hereditary diseases.
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. The evil deeds or sins, we have committed in previous birth or past, knowingly or by mistake, is a debt on us and needs to be cleared.
Hardships and obstacles due to the presence of Pitra Dosha are nullified or minimized in an astrological A diagram showing exact position of planets in signs at time of birth of an individual prepared with the help of time, date and place of birth in the following astrological combinations:-
If quadrants (Kendra) or Trikona These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction. are posited with beneficial auspicious combinations (Shubha Grahas Yoga) in the individual’s astrological birth chart, the problems are minimized and there is no need to worry.
Kinds of Pitra Dosha problems
People may face any kind of the following problems due to the presence of Pitra Dosha in their individual horoscopes:
1. Obstacles in education and delay in growth of career or no improvement in financial situation of either self or children.
2. Delay in marriage of progeny or self, divorce or problems in married life of self or children, which makes us think or analyze what wrong we would have done in the past or present life.
3. Problem in conceiving or repeated miscarriage.
4. Accidents or sudden deaths in the family.
5. Inherited diseases and prolonged illness to the family members.
6. Mental sub- normality in the child.
7. Birth of physically disabled or unwanted child.
8. One or another trouble through children. Disrespect or humiliating behavior from progeny to the parents.
9. Disputes in the family.
10. Never ending poverty.
12. People always remain under debts and are unable to clear their debts despite of all their best efforts.
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Position of Planets in the horoscopes and Pitra Dosha:
Pitra Dosha is found, if the planetary positions in a person’s astrological birth chart are as follows:
1. Sun is placed with Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology in 5th house.
2. Sun is placed with Rahu in 9th house.
3. Rahu is placed in 5th house.
4. Rahu is placed in 9th house.
Some astrologers believe that Pitra Dosha also occurs when:
1. Rahu is posited in 1st house (Rising of a zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the time of birth, placed in horoscope of a native, as 1st house is most important in calculation and prediction)
2. Rahu is posited in 2nd house with no auspicious aspect of auspicious planets (Shubh Grah).
An individual may be under adverse effects of inauspicious Shrapit Yoga(dosha) if Rahu is placed with Saturn i.e., Within 8 degrees of arc of Rahu and Saturn in 5th or 11th house or 5th house is A planet having unfavorable aspect by Rahu and Saturn’s aspect. There may be progeny related problems.
If either the planetary aspect or placement of Planets having natural beneficial and positive influences, opposite to malefic planets is present or individuals are blessed with powerful auspicious planetary combinations (yoga) in the astrological birth chart, the adverse effects of Shrapita Yoga will be nullified or minimized.
Remedies and Pitra Dosha Nivaran Puja
We have to detect which Unfavorable, opposite of benefic planet is forming Pitra Dosha through the individual’s astrological birth chart, then only Pitra dosha Nivaran Puja should be performed as remedial measures to pacify that malefic planet in Pitru Paksha. Pitru Paksha generally comes in the month of September or October. The rituals should be performed with sincerity and full faith to remember and pay homage to our forefathers.
Also Read: Saturn-Shani ki Sade Sati
Auspicious Puja, Havan, Vrat, Snan-dan and Mantra Jap for destroying the effects of past sinful deeds/ Pitra Dosha are as follows:
Mantra Jap of Devi Kilaka Stotram for Pitra Dosha remedies:
One may perform following Shrapoddhar remedy. Recite Devi Kilaka Stotram from Durga Saptashati chapter kilakam, start reciting Kilakam Sloka in a dark fortnight(Krishna Paksha) from either a Krishna Paksha Ashtami (8th Tithi) or a Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi (14th Tithi) and offer any amount of money to Maa Bhagavati saying “Twadeeyam Dravyam Bhagwati Tubhyamev Samarpaye” means I am offering your wealth to you only, Goddess Bhagwati.
Take back, consume this offered money as a blessing (Prasad) from Maa Bhagavati, use it for your daily expenses. This home remedy is a Kilaka Shrapoddhar process and it may cancel your Pitra Dosha and all your curses of past and present life. You can do this Mantra Jap during Navaratri Pujan or even daily.
You can perform Puja in the morning hours, before 12 noon or in the evening for better results. Puja rituals can be performed at any time during the day starting from sunrise.
Devi Kilaka stotram from Durga Saptashati is as follows:-
ॐ अस्य श्रीकीलकमन्त्रस्य शिव ऋषिः, अनुष्टुप् छन्दः,
श्रीमहासरस्वती देवता, श्रीजगदम्बाप्रीत्यर्थं सप्तशतीपाठाङ्गत्वेन जपे विनियोगः।
ॐ विशुद्धज्ञानदेहाय त्रिवेदीदिव्यचक्षुषे।
श्रेयःप्राप्तिनिमित्ताय नमः सोमार्धधारिणे॥१॥
सोऽपि क्षेममवाप्नोति सततं जाप्यतत्परः॥२॥
सिद्ध्यन्त्युच्चाटनादीनि वस्तूनि सकलान्यपि।
एतेन स्तुवतां देवी स्तोत्रमात्रेण सिद्ध्यति॥३॥
न मन्त्रो नौषधं तत्र न किञ्चिदपि विद्यते।
विना जाप्येन सिद्ध्येत सर्वमुच्चाटनादिकम्॥४॥
समग्राण्यपि सिद्ध्यन्ति लोकशङ्कामिमां हरः।
कृत्वा निमन्त्रयामास सर्वमेवमिदं शुभम्॥५॥
स्तोत्रं वै चण्डिकायास्तु तच्च गुप्तं चकार सः।
समाप्तिर्न च पुण्यस्य तां यथावन्नियन्त्रणाम्॥६॥
सोऽपि क्षेममवाप्नोति सर्वमेवं न संशयः।
कृष्णायां वा चतुर्दश्यामष्टम्यां वा समाहितः॥७॥
ददाति प्रतिगृह्णाति नान्यथैषा प्रसीदति।
इत्थंरुपेण कीलेन महादेवेन कीलितम्॥८॥
यो निष्कीलां विधायैनां नित्यं जपति संस्फुटम्।
स सिद्धः स गणः सोऽपि गन्धर्वो जायते नरः॥९॥
न चैवाप्यटतस्तस्य भयं क्वापीह जायते।
नापमृत्युवशं याति मृतो मोक्षमवाप्नुयात्॥१०॥
ज्ञात्वा प्रारभ्य कुर्वीत न कुर्वाणो विनश्यति।
ततो ज्ञात्वैव सम्पन्नमिदं प्रारभ्यते बुधैः॥११॥
सौभाग्यादि च यत्किञ्चिद् दृश्यते ललनाजने।
तत्सर्वं तत्प्रसादेन तेन जाप्यमिदं शुभम्॥१२॥
शनैस्तु जप्यमानेऽस्मिन् स्तोत्रे सम्पत्तिरुच्चकैः।
भवत्येव समग्रापि ततः प्रारभ्यमेव तत्॥१३॥
ऐश्वर्यं यत्प्रसादेन सौभाग्यारोग्यसम्पदः।
शत्रुहानिःपरो मोक्षः स्तूयते सा न किं जनैः॥१४॥
Shravan Somvar/Sawan Shivratri, Mahashivratri Vrat and Puja for Pitra dosh remedies
Shravan 2018, the most auspicious month for devotion of Lord Shiva commences with Tithi Krishna Paksha Pratipada and Nakshatra Shravan on Saturday, July 28, 2018.There are four Mondays in this year’s Shravan month Starting from Monday July 30, 2018, ending on Monday, August 20, 2018. Shravan ends on 26th August,2018.
Festival and Vrat Hariyali Teej also celebrated in Sawan Maas, is on 13th August, 2018.
Keeping fast (Vrat) and performing Shiv Puja (Rudrashtakam Stuti) for seeking blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on Maha shivratri that is on Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 and Sawan Shivratri which falls on Thursday, 9th August, 2018 may give relief from Pitra Dosha Problems.
Shravan Amavasya which happens on Saturday, 11th August 2018 and on all the four Mondays of Shravan will help in regaining good health and one will be free from prolonged illness and ill effects of Pitra Dosha.
Jupiter along with other planets will confer auspiciousness and divine blessings during Shravan due to Jupiter’s Movement of planets in the sky in real time.
Lord Shiva Puja during this Shravan 2018 in the four significant daily Yoga (Muhurat) will help people in achieving success in higher studies, increase in income, prosperity, gain through business and promotion for those in job. This will also help in getting rid of prolonged illness.
These four auspicious dates for Shravan Somvar Vrat (Shravan Mondays) in 2018 are as follows:
1. On July 30, 1st Vrata: will power and work.
2. On August 06, 2nd Vrata: energy, strength and power.
3. On August 13, 3rd Vrata: achieving success good knowledge and wealth.
4. On August 20, 4th Vrata: delight or joy in life.
Simple Remedies during Shravan Maas
1) Plant a Banyan tree during the month Shravan.
2) Offer Jal (holy water). If water is mixed with little amount of uncooked milk, use vessel made of brass or bronze(Kansa)for offering the Jal. Please do not use Copper vessel for this Jal(water+ uncooked milk).
3) You may offer some leaves of Shami tree and Belpatra(number of three in a bunch) and plum to Shivalinga.
4) It is better to offer jal to a banyan tree. If mixed with little uncooked milk,please use vessel made of Brass or bronze(Kansa). Do not use Copper vessel for this Jal(water+uncooked milk).
5) Donate Anna vastra (food and clothes) to needy persons.
6) Respect elders and help old persons as much as you can.
7) Keep fast and perform Shiv Puja on all Mondays during Shravan.
8) Eat Satvik (pure vegetarian) food during the month Shravan.
9) Chant Shri Rudrashtakam Stuti for Pitra Dosha remedies(Nivaran), this Stuti Mantra is as follows:
Namami shamishan nirvan roopam vibhum vyapakam Brahma veda swaroopam, nijam nirgunam nirvikalpam niriham chidakashmakash vasam bhajeham ||1||
Nirakar omkar mulam turiyam gira gyan gotitamisham girisham,karalam mahakal kalam kripalam gunagar sansar param natoaham ||2||
Tusharadri sankash gauram gabhiram, mano bhuta koti prabha shri shriram sphuranmauli kallolini charu ganga lasad bhal balendu kanthe bhujanga ||3 ||
Chalat kundalam bhru sunetram vishalam prasannananam nilkantham, dayalam mrigadhish charmambarm munḍa malam priyam Shankaram Sarvanatham bhajami ||4 ||
Prachandam prakrishtam pragalbham paresham, akhandam ajam bhanukotiprakasham trayaha shoola nirmoolanam shulapanim bhajeham bhavanipatim bhavagamyam ||5||
Kaalatita kalyan kalpantakari sada sajjananandadata purari, chidananda sandoha mohapahari prasida prasida prabho manmathari || 6 ||
Na yavat Umanath padaravindam bhajantiha loke pare va naranaam na tavat, sukham shanti santap nasham prasid prabho sarvabhootadhivasam ||7||
Na janami yogam japam naiva pujam natoaham sada sarvada Shambhuha tubhyam, jara janma duhkhaugh tatapyamanam prabho pahi apannamameesha Shambho || 8 ||
Also Read: Parivartan or Mutual Exchange Yoga
Somvati Mauni Amavasya is considered the most auspicious Amavasya among all the 12 Amavasya of the Hindu year. People chant Mantras, donate food (Anna) and cloth(Vastra) as Dakshina to Brahmins, food to cows and dogs after taking the holy dip in the river. Anyone takes a bath in the holy river, gets wealth, status, peace and success, impacts of the Pitra dosha and sinful deeds are nullified.
Ardhodaya Yoga (Amavasya):
Ardhodaya Yoga is one of the most auspicious and significant event like Kumbha yoga for Hindus. This auspicious event takes place due to the coincidence only when stars and planets come to a certain position, on a certain Tithi and lunar month.On this year’s Ardha kumbha,the auspicious Ardhodaya Yoga occured on February 8, 2016, Monday, with the combination as follows:
Tithi: Mauni and Somvati Amavasya( Snaan-daan, Shraddha),Var: Somvar(Monday), Maas (month): Magh, Moon sign: Makara, Nakshatra : Shravana, Ashubh Nitya yoga: Vyatipata, Shubh Yoga : Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga.
The duration of this yoga is 7 hours 18 minutes, from 7:06 AM to 2:24 PM. This festive event has become more significant, taking place after 24 years, as Somvati Amavasya is also falling on the same day, it is believed to be equivalent to worshiping Koti Surya (Sun -God) and removes the ill effects of Pitra Dosha. This Yoga is considered more auspicious if occurs during the day time.
How to perform Puja:
Devotees believe water of all rivers turns into holy water (Jal) in the whole world as soon as this auspicious Ardhodaya Yoga occurs.
Devotees observe fast (Vrata), take Sankalpa of donating bronze vessel (Kansya Patra-daan), take dip in holy river, worship Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma with holy water (Jal) and Kheer (milk, rice and sugar cooked together)in a bowl of bronze, end their fast after performing these rituals: Agni-homa, chanting Mantra, donating bronze vessel, food, clothes (Daan-Dakshina) bedding, money to Brahmans, poor and needy people.
People give fodder to cows, food to dogs and grains to birds. It is believed people who perform all these rituals, Snaan- daan and charity will be free from their sins (Pap-karma) and Pita dosha and achieve peace, wealth, prosperity, status, success, name and fame.
Puja, Vrat on Phalaharini Kalika /Jyeshtha Amavasya 2018
Phalaharini Kalika Puja is also observed as Jyeshtha Amavasya or Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja, mostly observed by married women in west and north India.
Jyeshtha Amavasya 2018 begins on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, The Puja will start at 9 pm(IST). Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat is also observed on the same tithi. Snan-daan Shraddha Amavasya is on the same day (Snan-daan).
People observe fast, take holy bath,worship Lord Shiva and Vishnu, perform Daan(do charity) on Jyeshtha Amavasya to get rid of Pitra Dosh(Pap-Karma).
There will be Saturday(Shanichari Amavasya) and Sunday(Jyestha Shraddha Amavasya) two consecutive days for donation and charity (Daan). People offer lamp (Deepak)filled with mustard oil to Peepal tree(Ficus Religiosa)in the evening of Amavasya.
The auspicious Phalaharini-Kalika Puja(Vrat) which falls on 13th June 2018, on Jyeshtha Maas Amavasya according to the Bengali calendar is observed in Bengal and other eastern regions of India as Phalaharini -Kali devi or the Deity (Ma Kali) is destroying the bad effects of the past sinful deeds(Paap-karma) or Pitra Dosha of the human beings.
Devotees worship Goddess Kali or Ma Kalika, keep fast, offer special puja(Shodashi) Bhoga and decorate Goddess Kali temples to please the Goddess Kali. Names of some of the famous Kali temples in West Bengal, people may visit are as follows:
Kalighat Kali temple,one of the 51 Shakti Peethas at Kalighat,Kolkata, Dakshineswar Kali temple on bank of River Hooghly, Kolkata and Ma Anandamayee Kali temple at Malancha, Rasulpur, District Bardhaman,West Bengal.
Puja Vrat on Kartik Purnima 2018
Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripurari Purnima.
For remedial measures, for those who are suffering from Pitra Dosha may keep fast, worship Lord Vishnu, visit temple after Kartik-Snan or Manikarnika–Snan, chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, light lamps (Deep) to celebrate Dev Deepavali. One should donate clothes and food to Brahmins and do charity to the needy people. This is also celebrated as Jupiter Nanak Dev Jayanti. Kartik Purnima festival occurs this year on Friday, November 23, 2018.
Maghi Purnima, festivals of India 2018 and remedies
Maghi Purnima is also called Magha Purnima. As remedial measures, those suffering from Pitra Dosha for a long time may observe fast, worship God Vishnu and God Shiva,visit temple for Darshan after Snan(holy dip in the river).
People should offer Belpatra and Panchamrit on Shivalinga, chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, perform rituals like Yagya (Yajna), Sri Satya Narayan Vrat. Narrate Maghi Vrat Katha to celebrate Maghi Purnima.
People should give grains to birds, food to animals(cow, dog), donate clothes and food to Brahmins and poor persons, provide bedding and do charity to the needy people.
This important festival is also celebrated as Maha Maghi festival and Magh Mela.During this time period, the auspicious Kumbh Mela is held in once every twelve years.
Maghi Purnima 2018 festival occurs this year on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 on Total Lunar Eclipse Day, in Pushya Nakshatra along with the Snan-dan. This is an important auspicious Tithi for minimizing the ill-effects of our Paap-karma (sinful deeds) or Pitra Dosha. Do not forget to offer Jal to forefathers or Pitra (Tarpan).
Phalgun Mahashivratri Vrat and Rudrabhishek 2018
Observe fast on auspicious Phalgun Krishna Paksha Trayodashi,well known as Maha shivratri(great night of Shiva) to please Lord Shiva, visit temple after Snan or taking holy dip in the river, offer plum, flowers, bunches of three leaves of Bel patra and Panchamrit on Shivalinga in a Shiva temple. Also chant Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivay’ to take blessings of Lord Shiva.
Date for Phalgun Shivratri: The famous Maha shivratri Vrat is observed with great devotion in all over the world for celebrating the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Phalgun Trayodashi Tithi falls on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, this year. Devotees worship Lord Shiva, visit Shiva temple in India, Nepal and other parts of the world. Some devotees of Lord Shiva and Parvati celebrate Maha Shivratri on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi, which is on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Baishakhi Purnima/ Buddha Purnima Snan-daan- remedy 2018
The auspicious Baishakh Shukla Purnima or Kurma Purnima tithi is observed by Hindus on full moon day in the month of Baishakh, based on lunar calendar, on Monday, April 30, 2018 this year. It is celebrated as birth anniversary of Kurma, second incarnation (Avatar) of Lord Vishnu. Special Puja and Havan are performed, Mantras are chanted in Vishnu temples. It is also known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti as it is Lord Buddha’ s birthday, observed all over the world by Buddhists.
Remedies: After bathing preferably in holy river water worship Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Lakshmi, donate water or food( fruits, til and sweets) and clothes to needy persons.
(i) Om Hrim Shrim Lakshmi Vasudevay Namah!
(ii) Om Namah Shivay!
Want to know Pitra Paksha starts from which date in 2018
Pitra Paksha or Pitru Paksha is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya, Peddala Amavasya, Mahalaya or Pitri Amavasya
Shraddha or Tarpan is a ritual, performed on this tithi to pay homage to our ancestors after their death.
Though the english dates of Shraddha are the same in East India, North India, West India and South India. There is fifteen day’s difference between the Tithi of Shraddha in North India and south India.
Amavasyant calendar(South India) is fifteen days late, as the month ends on Amavasya.
West Indian and South Indian people follow Amavasyant calendar, it falls in the lunar month of Bhadrapada, in second Paksha, beginning with Purnima or Pratipada (day after full moon day).It is spelt as Pitru Paksha in West and South India.It follows Ganesha festival.
In North India people follow Purnimant calendar, this falls in the lunar month of Ashwin or beginning with Bhadrapada Purnima(the full moon day) or Ashwin Pratipada(next day after full moon day).
Some specific Tithis for Shraddha
Shraddha is generally performed for the persons who died on the same Tithi in the past. But some specific Tithi during the Pitru Paksha Shraddha are also known for the Tarpan or Shraddha of some persons who are dead, even if their date of death is different.
These special Tithi are as follows:
1)Navami Shraddha (Avidhava Shraddh) or Matri Navami Shraddha is also performed for paying homage to wife or Tarpan for mother.
2)Dwadashi Shraddha is also performed for Sanyasis.
3)Trayodashi Shraddha (known as Magha Shraddha) is performed for the peace of the soul of the dead children.
4)Chaturdashi Shraddha or ghat Chaturdashi is performed for the persons who died unnatural or accidental death.
Sarva Pitru Shraddha or Moksha Shraddha has to be performed for the persons(ancestors) who died on known or unknown Tithi.
Pitra Paksha Shraddha or Mahalaya Paksha Shraddha begins on Monday, 24th September, 2018 i.e. Bhadrapada Purnima for sixteen days duration and ends on Monday, 8th October, 2018 on Matamah Shraddha),which is the Ashwin Pitra Moksha Amavasya. The important last Shraddha, is performed on the last date (Tithi) for Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shraddha, anyone can perform the Shraddha of ancestors, even if the date (Tithi) of the death of their forefathers is not known .
Dates of Shraddha Tithi begins from September 24, 2018:
Sept. 24. Monday. Purnima Vrat, Purnima Shraddha.
Sept. 25. Tuesday. Bhadrapada Purnima/Pratipada Shraddha.
Sept. 26. Wednesday. Ashwin begins (North)Dwitiya Shraddha.
Sept. 27. Thursday.Tritiya Shraddha
Sept. 28. Friday. Maha Bharani Shraddha/Chaturthi Shraddha
Sept. 29. Saturday. Maha bharani,Panchami Shraddha.
Sept. 30 Sunday Shashti Shraddha
Oct. 01. Monday. Saptami Shraddha
Oct. 02. Tuesday. Ashtami Shraddha/Jeevit Putrika.
Oct. 03. Wednesday. Navami Shraddha,Avidhava Navami/Matri Navami Shraddha.
Oct. 04. Thursday.Dashami Shraddha.
Oct. 05. Friday.Ekadashi Shraddha.
Oct. 06. Saturday.Dwadashi/ Trayodashi Shraddha, Sanyasi Shraddha.
Oct. 07. Sunday. Trayodashi/Chaturdashi Shraddha, Magha Shraddha (accidental death).
Oct. 08. Monday. Sarva Pitridarshi Amavasya Shraddha, Sarva Pitru Amavasya. Ashwin Amavasya, Mahalaya, known unknown Tithi Shraddha(for all) , Sarva Pitra Moksha Amavasya Shraddha/ Matamah Shraddha.
However, Pitra Dosha is a bad Dosha (malefic combination) in an astrological chart, there is no need to worry about. Those who are suffering from problems or different chronic troubles and believe in Pitra Dosha should follow the following simple remedies:
Do’s for Pitru Paksha Shraddha
1. Do charity to the needy after taking bath(Snan-dan). Give food to crows, street dogs, cows, ants and fishes on all Amavasya and if possible daily.
2. Chant mantra
Chant following mantras for Pitra Dosha Nivaran, daily or on Amavasya:
i) 1. Chant Gayatri mantra: Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam/ Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat, 108 times, regularly.
ii) 2. Chant sacred mantra: Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, 108 times or as advised by the learned astrologer, depending upon the planetary position in the individual’s Synonym of birth chart, prepared with date, time and place of birth of an individual .
iii) Recite Sarva Pitra Dosh Nivaran mantra.
3. Remember all forefathers on all the significant occasions at your home.
4. Do respect your mother, father and other elderly persons in the family.
5. Help the needy and old persons with food,clothes,medical treatment or money as much as you can.
6. You may donate food and clothes (Anna-vastra daan) warm blanket and bedding to poor persons. People believe that donation (daan) specially on the night of any Pushya Amavasya or on Sarva Pitru Amavasya in Ashwin month or on all Amavasya Tithi, lessens the gravity of the evil effects of Pitra Dosha.
7. Shraddha,Tarpan or Pind daan should be performed in the afternoon. One has to keep face towards south direction with prescribed rituals, using sesame, Barley, rice, burning Dhup , camphor and cow dung cake(upla).
Then offer Jal (pure water) to Pitra on Pitru Paksha Ashwin Amavasya, as well as on the Tithi (day) of the death of your forefathers. Donate clothes, sweets, food and some money to priests or Brahmin. Give food to crows, dogs, cows, ants and fishes.
Places for Puja and rituals for Pitra Dosha:
Worshipping and puja in Haridwar, Badrinath,Trimbakeshwar, Nashik or Gaya, through learned priests and performing other prescribed rituals may also be helpful and will certainly give relief from problems.
The other important places are Gangasagar, Jagannathpuri, Pushkar, Ujjain, Chitrakoot, Prayag-Triveni, Kashi Vishwanath, Rishikesh, Haridwar,Jabalpur, Bhimashankar temple (Maharashtra) Mahamaya Mandir at Ratanpur(Chhattisgarh), Kaithal (Haryana), Kasganj (U.P.)
Don’ts for Pitru Paksha Shraddha
One is advised not to start anything significant. Any new activity should be postponed or avoided during Pitra Paksha, to remember and respect our ancestors. All marriage related activities, celebrating the birth of new born, joining of new job, starting a new venture, constructing a new house and purchasing of new property, ornaments, clothes, utensils should also be avoided.
Do not wear new clothes or ornaments during Pitra Paksha. Avoid haicut. Even eating garlic, onion, non-vegetarian food or liquor should be avoided, especially on the last day, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Sarva Pitra Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya.
Trimbakeshwar is a famous temple located in the town of Trimbak in the Nashik district in Maharashtra. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve famous “Jyotirlingas”. Read More