Pitra Dosha or Pitru Dosha cause many obstacles in a person’s life. It forms in one’s horoscopes due to Pitra Dosha effects or our bad karma, we would have committed in the past. Remedies or Dosha Nivaran may minimize our problems.
We are perplexed to find unavoidable obstacles at the time of the accomplishment of our work and we fail to achieve our goal at the last moment.
In spite of our best efforts, we do not succeed due to Pitru Dosha effects.
We often find that the family members face one trouble or the other and do not get rid of the problems, though one’s deeds are good. This belief makes us analyze what wrong or Papa(sins) we would have done in the past or present life.
It is due to the effects of our Karmic debts of past or present or Pithru Dosham/ Pitru Dosham we face the inevitable and unexpected difficulties and hardships.
Pitru Dosha, its Causes, obstacles, problems due to Pitra Dosh Effects
The family members are repeatedly affected by some of the inherited diseases. These are transferred from one generation to the other.
Some hereditary diseases like cystic fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Mental Subnormality, 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 Papa, 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 if 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 has 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 Pitru Dosha/ Pitri Dosha symptoms
Pitra Dosh causes many obstacles. 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 the financial situation of either self or children.
2. Delay in the marriage of progeny or self, divorce or problems in the 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. The 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 subnormality in the child.
7. Birth of a 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 all their best efforts.
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The position of Planets in the Synonym of birth chart, prepared with date, time and place of birth of an individual and Pitru 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 hours or Sun is placed with Rahu in 9th house.
2. Rahu is placed in the 5th house or Rahu is placed in 9th house.
Some astrologers believe that Pitru Dosha also occurs when:
3. Rahu is posited in the 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) or Rahu is posited in 2nd house with no auspicious aspect of auspicious planets (Shubh Grah).
Shrapit Yoga: An individual may be under adverse effects of inauspicious Shrapit Yoga(dosha) if Rahu is placed with Saturn.
A Within 8 degrees of arc of Rahu and Saturn in 5th or 11th house or 5th house is A planet having unfavorable aspect by the aspect of Rahu and Saturn. 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 Shrapit Yoga will be nullified or minimized.
Upays or Pitra Dosh 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.
You should do the following remedies or Upay:
Complete the Shraddh on the date on which our ancestors died.
Offer water to the Banyan tree on Amavasya.
One should offer water to the Pitras for 15 days during the Pitra Paksha Shraddha or on the Tithi on which the ancestors died, and remember them.
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 Pitru Dosha Remedy:
Method of Kilaka Shrapoddhara
You may perform following Shrapoddhara 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).
Then you should offer any amount of money to Maa Bhagwati saying “Twadiyam 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 Bhagwati, use it for your daily expenses.
This home remedy is a Kilaka Shrapoddhara process and it may cancel your Pitra Dosha and all your curses of past and present life.
You can also do this Mantra-Japa during Navratri Puja or you may perform even daily.
Time for performing Puja rituals for Pitru Dosha
You can perform Puja in the morning hours, before 12 noon or in the evening before sunset 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॥
सर्वमेतद्विजानीयान्मन्त्राणामभिकीलकम्। 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 नरः९॥
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 Dosha Parihara
Phalgun Maha Shivratri:
Keeping fast (Vrat) and performing Shiv Puja (Rudrashtakam Stuti) for seeking blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on Maha Shivratri that is on 21st February 2020.
You may also observe fast Sawan Shivratri which falls on Sunday 19th July 2020 may give relief from Pitra Dosha Problems.
Hariyali Amavasya/ Shravan Amavasya 2020:
Performing Puja and rituals on Shravan Amavasya which happens on Monday, 20th July 2020 and on all the four Mondays of Shravan will help in regaining good health and wealth.
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 2019 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 a job.
This will also help in getting rid of a prolonged illness.
The dates for the five Shravan Somvar Vrat, 2020 for Pitra Dosh Parihara, based on Purnimanta calendar
These five auspicious dates for Shravan Somvar Vrat (Shravan Mondays) in 2020 are as follows:
6th July 2020: 1st Shravan Somvar Vrat.
13th July 2020: 2nd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
20th July 2020: 3rd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
27th July 2020: 4th Shravan Somvar Vrat.
3rd August 2020: 5th Shravan Somvar Vrat
The dates for five Shravan Somvar Vrat, 2020, based on Amavasyant calendar are as follows:
According to Amavasyant Calendar the Shravan begins on 21, July 2020 (Tuesday) and the last day of Shravan is 19th August 2020.
In other states located in the south and Western India, it comes fifteen days later as people follow Amavasyant calendar.
Names of these states are Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu the Shravan month begins on Tuesday, 21st July, 2020.
In Southern and Western Indian States the Shravan month beginning on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, the four Shravan Somvar Vrat dates(4 Mondays) are as follow:
27th July, 2020, Monday- 1st Shravan Somvar Vrat.
3rd August, 2020, Monday- 2nd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
10th August, 2020, Monday – 3rd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
17th August, 2020, Monday- 4th Shravan Somvar Vrat.
Shravan Maas ends on 19th August (Wednesday), 2020.
Pitri Dosh or Pitru Dosha Remedies during Shravan Maas
1) Plant a Banyan tree during the month Shravana.
2) Offer Jal (holy water). If water is mixed with a little amount of uncooked milk, use vessel made of brass or bronze(Kansa)for offering the Jal. Please do not use a 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 a vessel made of Brass or bronze(Kansa). Do not use a 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. Chant Panchakshar Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivay’ to please Lord Shiva.
8) Eat Satvik (pure vegetarian) food during the month Shravan.
9) Perform Rudrabhishek on Shravan Somvar or Shravan Shanivar. Chant Shri Rudrashtakam Stuti for Pitra Dosha remedies(Nivaran), this Stuti Mantra is as follows:
Namami shamishan nirvan rupam 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 nirmulanam 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 Brahmin, 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, success; the impacts of the Pitru Dosha and sinful deeds are nullified.
Ardhodaya Yoga (Amavasya):
Ardhodaya Yoga is one of the most auspicious and significant events 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 occurred 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.
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 the water of all rivers turns into holy water (Jal) in the whole world as soon as this auspicious Ardhodaya Yoga occurs.
Devotees observe fast (Vrat), take the pledge (Sankalpa) of donating bronze vessel (Kansa Patra-Daan), take the dip in a holy river, worship Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma with holy water (Jal).
They offer Kheer(milk, rice, sugar cooked together) in a bowl of bronze as Prasad.
Devotees end their fast after performing these rituals: Agni-Homam, chanting Mantra, donating bronze vessel, food, clothes (Dan-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 Pitra dosha and achieve peace, wealth, prosperity, status, success, name and fame.
Puja, Vrat on Phalaharini Kali/ Jyeshtha Amavasya 2020
Phalaharini Kali Puja or Falaharini Kali Puja falls in Jaishto Maas, is also observed as Jyeshtha Amavasya(Shani Dev anniversary) or Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja, mostly observed by married women in the west and north India.
Jyeshtha Amavasya 2020 begins on Monday, May 21, 2020, The Puja will start at night. Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat is also observed on the same Tithi. Snan-Daan, Pind Daan(Tarpan), Shraddha Amavasya is on the same day (Snan-Daan).
People observe fast, take the holy bath, worship Lord Shiva and Vishnu, perform Daan(do charity) on Jyeshtha Amavasya to get rid of Pitra Dosha (Pap-Karma).
There will be Shanichari Amavasya on Saturday and Jyestha Shraddha Amavasya on Sunday, 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-Kali Puja (Vrat) which falls on 21 May, 2020, on Jyeshtha Maas Amavasya, according to the Bengali calendar.
It is observed in Bengal and other eastern regions of India. Phalaharini-Kali Devi or the Deity (Maa Kali) is destroying the bad effects of the past sinful deeds(Paap-karma) or Pitra Dosha of human beings.
Devotees worship Goddess Kali or Maa Kali, 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 the bank of holy River Hooghly, in Kolkata and Maa Anandamayee Kali temple at Malancha, Rasulpur, District Bardhaman, West Bengal.
Amavasya Gajachchhaya Yoga
This Yoga occurs only once or twice in a year during Pitra Paksha, but not every year.
The Amavasya Gajachchhaya Yoga which forms during Pitru Paksha, is auspicious for Pitru Dosha Shraddha due to the following Yoga (combination):
i) Sun is in Hasta Nakshatra and the Moon is in Magha Nakshatra.
ii) Both the Sun and the Moon are in Hasta Nakshatra.
The Amavasya Gajachchhaya Yoga begins at 23:23:22 on September 28, 2019, ends at 1:26:02 on 29 September 2019.
Puja Vrat on Kartik Purnima 2020
Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripurari Purnima or Karthika Pournami falls on 15 November, 2020.
As remedial measures, for those who are suffering from Pitra Dosha may keep fast, worship Lord Vishnu, visit the 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.
Maghi Purnima, festivals of India and Pitra Dosh remedy
Maghi Purnima is also called Magha Purnima, falls on January 24, 2020. This is the last day of Maghi-Snan.
As remedial measures, those suffering from Pitra Dosha for a long time may observe fast, worship God Vishnu and God Shiva, visit a temple for Darshan after Snan(holy dip in the river).
People offer Belpatra and Panchamrit on Shivalinga, chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, perform rituals like Yagya(Yajna) Sri Satya Narayan Vrat. Devotees narrate Maghi Vrat Katha to celebrate auspicious Maghi Purnima.
People should give grains to birds, food to animals(cow, dog), donate clothes and food to Brahmans and poor persons, provide bedding and do charity to the needy people.
This important festival is also celebrated as Maha Magh Purnima, Maha Maghi festival and Magh Mela.
Maghi Purnima festival occurs in Shukla Paksha. Magh Purnima Vrat Snan ends performing Daan and charity rituals.
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 2020
People observe fast on auspicious Phalgun Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, well known as Maha Shivratri (the great night of Shiva) to please Lord Shiva.
Devotees visit the temple after Snan or taking a holy dip in the river, offering plum, flowers, bunches of three leaves of Bel Patra and Panchamrit on Shivalinga in a Shiva temple. They chant Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ to take blessings of Lord Shiva.
The date for Phalgun Shivratri Vrat 2020 and Pitru Dosha remedy
The famous Maha Shivaratri 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 Friday, 21 February 2020, 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.
Baishakhi Purnima/ Buddha Purnima Snan-Dan, Pitra Dosha/ Pitru Dosha remedy
The auspicious Vaishakh Shukla Purnima or Kurma Purnima tithi is observed by Hindus on full moon day in the month of Baishakh, based on the lunar calendar, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, this year.
It is celebrated as birth anniversary of Kurma, the second incarnation (Avatar) of Lord Vishnu. Special Puja and Havan are performed, Mantras are chanted in Vishnu temples.
This Purnima 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.
Pitra Dosh Nivaran Mantra:
(i) Om Hrim Shrim Lakshmi Vasudevay Namah!
(ii) Om Namah Shivay!
Want to know Pitru Paksha 2020 starts from which date?
Pitra Paksha or Pitru Paksha is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya, Peddala Amavasya, Mahalaya or Pitru 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).
We spell it as Pitru Paksha in West and South India. It follows the Ganesha festival or Ganeshotsav.
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 of specific Tithi for Pitra Paksha/ Pitru Paksha Shraddh
Shraddha is generally performed for the person who died on the same Tithi in the past for removing Pitra Dosha. But some of specific Tithi during the Pitru Paksha Shraddh, which are also known for the Tarpan or Shraddh 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 an 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 Shraddh or Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh begins on Tuesday, 1st September 2020. It is also called Kanagat.
Pitra Paksha rituals begin from Bhadrapada Purnima for sixteen days duration and end on Monday, 28th September 2019 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.
Tithi or Dates of Pitru Paksha Shraddha Tithi 2020
Dates of Pitru Paksha Shraddha Tithi 2020 begins on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 and Pitru Paksha ends on Thursday, September 17, 2020:
1 Sept. Tuesday. Purnima Vrat, Purnima Shraddha (Shraddha begins only for Purnima Shraddha). For others, Pitru Paksha Shraddha begins on 2nd September 2020.
1 Sept. Bhadrapada Purnima/Pratipada Shraddha.
2 Sept. Ashwin begins (North) Pratipada Shraddha.
3 Sept. Dwitiya Shraddha
5 Sept. Tritiya Shraddha
6 Sept. Chaturthi Shraddha
7 Sept. Maha bharani, Panchami Shraddha.
8 Sept. Shashti Shraddha
9 Sept. Saptami Shraddha
10 Sept. Ashtami Shraddha/Jeevita Putrika.
11 Sept. Navami Shraddha, Avidhava Navami/Matri Navami Shraddha.
12 Sept. Dashami Shraddha.
13. Sept. Ekadashi Shraddha
14 Sept. Dwadashi Shraddha.
15 Sept. Magha Shraddha (accidental death) / Trayodashi Shraddha, Sanyasi Shraddha.
16 Sept. Chaturdashi Shraddha.
17 Sept. Thursday. Sarva Pitridarshi Amavasya Shraddha, Sarva Pitru Amavasya. Ashwin Amavasya, Mahalaya, known unknown Tithi Shraddha(for all) , Sarva Pitra Moksha Amavasya Shraddha/ Matamah Shraddha.
Though, 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: Pitru Paksha Shraddh for removing Pitru Dosha
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.
Chant following mantras for Pitra Dosha Nivaran, daily or on Amavasya:
i) 1. Gayatri Mantra: Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam/ Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat, 108 times, regularly.
ii) 2. sacred mantra: Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, 108 times or as advised by the learned astrologer, depending upon the planetary position in the individual’s horoscope.
iii) Recite Sarva Pitra Dosha 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) especially 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 the south direction with prescribed rituals, using sesame, Barley, rice, burning Dhoop, camphor and cow dung cake (Upla).
Then offer Jal (pure water) to Pitru 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 Parihara:
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, Jagannath Puri, 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/ Pitra Paksha Shraddh for minimizing Pitru Dosha effects
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 newborn, joining of a new job, starting a new venture, constructing a new house and purchasing of a new property, ornaments, clothes, utensils should also be avoided.
Do not wear new clothes or ornaments during Pitra Paksha. Avoid haircut. 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.
Pitru Dosha Nivaran Temple Trimbakeshwar
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