Pitra Dosha causes problems, remedies should be tried. Remedies or Pitra Dosha Nivaran rituals may minimize the problems of Pitra Dosha.
We are perplexed to find unavoidable obstacles at the time of the accomplishment of our work. That is why we fail to achieve our goal at the last moment.
In spite of our best efforts, we do not succeed due to Pitru Dosha’s 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 may be because of some kind of bad Karma (sinful deeds) or Pitra Dosha 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 Pitru Dosham/ Pitru Dosha. We face inevitable and unexpected difficulties and hardships.
Kinds of Pitra Dosha/ Pitra 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. This 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 sub-normality 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 in debt and are unable to clear their debts despite all their best efforts.
Also Read: Manglik Dosha or Yoga
The position of Planets in the horoscope and Pitra Dosha
Pitra Dosha is found, if the planetary positions in a person’s astrological birth chartA 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 More are as follows:
1. Sun is placed with RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More in the 5th house or Sun is placed with RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More in the 9th house.
2. RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More is placed in the 5th house or RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More is placed in the 9th house.
Some astrologers believe that Pitra Dosha also occurs when:
3. RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More is posited in the 1st house (ascendantRising 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 More) or RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More is posited in the 2nd house with no auspicious aspect of auspicious planets (Shubh Grah).
Shrap-Yoga: An individual may be under adverse effects of inauspicious Shrap Yoga or Sharapeeta Yoga (dosha) if RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More is placed with Saturn.
A conjunctionWithin 8 degrees of arc More of RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More and Saturn in the 5th or 11th house or 5th house is afflictedA planet having unfavorable aspect More by the aspect of RahuDragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology More and Saturn. There may be progeny-related problems.
I) Either the planetary aspect or placement of beneficial planets is present.
ii) Or individuals are blessed with powerful auspicious planetary combinations (yoga) in the astrological birth chartA 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 More, the adverse effects of Shrapeeta Yoga will be nullified or minimized. Upay/ Pitra Dosha Remedies and Pitra Dosha Nivaran Puja.
We have to detect which maleficUnfavorable, opposite of benefic More planet is forming Pitra Dosha through the individual’s astrological birth chartA 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 More.
Then only Pitra dosha problems/ remedies or Nivaran Puja should be performed as remedial measures. This may pacify that maleficUnfavorable, opposite of benefic More 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 Pitra 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 Kilak Stotram for Pitra Dosha Remedies
Method of Kilak Shraapoddhara
You may perform the following Shraapoddhara remedy:
Recite Devi Kilak 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”. This means I am offering your wealth to you only, Goddess Bhagwati.
Take back, consume this offered money assuming as a blessing (Prasad) from Maa Bhagwati, and use it for your daily expenses.
This home remedy is a Kilak Shraapoddhara process and it may cancel your Pitra Dosha and all your curses of the past and present life.
You can also do this Mantra-Japa during Navratri Puja or you may perform it even daily.
Time for performing Puja rituals for Pitra Dosha problems/ remedies
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 Kilak 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॥
Also Read: Auspicious and Inauspicious Yoga or Dosha Period
Shravan Somvar/ Sawan Shivratri, Mahashivratri Vrat and Puja for Pitra Dosha Parihara
Falgun Maha Shivratri Vrata for Pitra Dosha problems/ remedies
Keeping fast (Vrat) and performing Shiv Puja (Rudrashtakam Stuti) for seeking blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on Maha Shivratri is on Tuesday 18th February 2023.
You may also observe the fast Sawan Shivratri which falls on Saturday 25th July 2023 and may give relief from Pitra Dosha causes Problems by performing the remedies.
Hariyali Amavasya/ Shravan Amavasya 2023:
Shravan Amavasya happens on Wednesday, 16th August 2023, Perform Puja, and rituals on all four Mondays of Shravan. This will help in relief from Pitra Dosha, which causes problems, and remedies should be observed for the same.
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 transitMovement of planets in the sky in real time More.
Lord Shiva Puja during this Shravan 2023 in the four significant daily Yoga (Muhurat) is very significant. This 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.
Shravan Somvar Vrat dates based on the Purnimant calendar
Shravan Maas begins on July 14, 2022
The dates for the four Shravan Somvar Vrat, 2022 for Pitra Dosh Parihara, based on the Purnimanta calendar
These four auspicious dates for Shravan Somvar Vrat (Shravan Mondays) in 2022 are as follows:
18th July 2022: 1st Shravan Somvar Vrat.
25th July 2022: 2nd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
1st August 2022: 3rd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
8th August 2022: 4th Shravan Somvar Vrat.
Mangala Gauri Vrat, Shravan 2022
Mangla Gauri Vrat will begin on July 19th, 2022, and end on 9th August 2022.
Mangla Gauri Vrat will be observed on four Tuesdays, in Sawan on the following dates:
Purnimanta Sawan Maas or Shravan month will end on Friday,12th August 2022.
Shravan Somvar Vrat/ dates based on the Amavasyanta calendar-
The dates for Shravan Somvar Vrat, 2022, based on the Amavasyanta calendar are as follows:
According to Amavasyanta Calendar, the Shravan begins on 29 July 2022 (Friday). The last day of Shravan is Saturday, 27th August 2022.
In other states located in south and Western India, it comes fifteen days later as people follow the Amavasyanta calendar.
The names of these states are Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
In Southern and Western Indian States the Shravan month begins on Friday, 29th July 2022.
The four Shravan Somvar Vrat dates(4 Mondays) are as follows:
1st August 2022, Monday- 1st Shravan Somvar Vrat.
8th August 2022, Monday- 2nd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
15th August 2022, Monday – 3rd Shravan Somvar Vrat.
22nd August 2022, Monday- 4th Shravan Somvar Vrat.
Shravan Maas ends on 27th August (Saturday) 2022.
Also read Shravan Somvar/ Shivratri Vrata, Falgun Maha Shivratri Vrata
Pitra Dosha causes problems/ Remedies during Shravan Maas
1) Plant a Banyan tree during the month of Shravana. It is better to offer Jal on a banyan tree.
2) If water is mixed with a little amount of uncooked milk, use a vessel made of brass or bronze (Kansa )for offering the Jal.
Note: 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 Shivling.
4) Distribute Prasad to people, so that they can also get blessings.
5) Donate Anna Vastra (food and clothes) to needy persons.
6) Respect elders and help old people as much as you can.
7) Keep fast and perform Shiv Puja on all Mondays during Shravan. Chant Panchakshar Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya to please Lord Shiva.
8) Eat Satvik (pure vegetarian) food during the month of 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 Amavasya Tithi for Pitra Dosha problems remedies:
Somvati Mauni Amavasya is 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, and food to cows and dogs after taking the holy dip in the river.
Anyone takes a bath in the holy river and gets wealth, status, peace, and success. The impacts of the Pitra Dosha or 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. Performing Pitra Dosha Puja remedies also help in getting rid of Pitra Dosha.
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.
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.
The duration of this yoga is 7 hours and 18 minutes, from 7:06 AM to 2:24 PM. This festive event has become more significant, taking place after 24 years.
This Amavasya also falls on the same day, which is equivalent to worshiping Koti Surya (Sun God).
Somvati Amavasya removes the ill effects of Pitra Dosha. This Yoga is more auspicious if occurs during the daytime.
How to perform Pitra Dosha remedies or Pitra Dosha Nivaran 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.
People observe fast (Vrat), and take the pledge (Sankalpa) of donating bronze vessels (Kansa Patra-Daan).
They take a dip in a holy river and worship Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma with holy water (Jal).
They also offer Kheer(milk, rice, and sugar cooked together) in a bowl of bronze as Prasad.
Devotees end their fast after performing the following rituals:
Agni-Homam, chanting mantras, donating bronze vessels, food, clothes (Dan-Dakshina) bedding, and money to Brahmans, poor and needy people.
People give fodder to cows, food to dogs, and grains to birds.
Those who perform all these rituals, Snaan-Daan, and charity may become free from their sins (Pap-karma) or Pitra dosha.
They achieve peace, wealth, prosperity, status, success, name, and fame.
Puja, Vrat on Falaharini Kali/ Jyeshtha Amavasya 2023
Phalaharini Kali Puja or Falaharini Kali Puja falls in Jaishto Maas on Jyeshtha Amavasya. (Shani Dev anniversary).
Jyeshtha Amavasya 2023 begins on Friday, May 19, 2023. The Puja will start at night.
Married women observe the Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja, in the west and north India.
Snan-Daan, Pind Daan(Tarpan), Shraddha Amavasya is on the same day (Snan-Daan).
Pitra Dosha problems/remedies or Puja rituals to get rid of Pitra Dosha.
People observe fast, take holy baths, and worship Lord Shiva and Vishnu. They also perform Daan (do charity) on Jyeshtha Amavasya to get rid of Pitra Dosha (Pap-Karma).
People offer lamps (Deepak) filled with mustard oil to the Peepal tree (Ficus Religiosa) on the evening of Amavasya.
The auspicious Phalharini-Kali Puja (Vrat) starts on Friday, 19 May 2023, and Snan-dan Shraddha Amavasya is 20th May 2023 on Jyeshtha Maas Amavasya, according to the Bengali calendar.
People observe it in Bengal and other eastern regions of India, also. Phalharini-Kali Devi or the Deity (Maa Kali) is destroying the Pitra Dosha problem 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:
i) Kalighat Kali temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peeth at Kalighat, Kolkata
ii) Dakshineswar Kali temple on the bank of the holy River Hooghly, in Kolkata
iii) Maa Anandamayee Kali temple at Malancha, Rasulpur, District Bardhaman, West Bengal.
Amavasya Gajachchhaya Yoga for Pitra Dosha problems and remedies
This Yoga occurs only once or twice 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.
Pitra Dosha problems/ remedies and Puja Vrat on Kartik Purnima 2023/ GuruJupiter More Nanak Dev Jayanti
Kartik Purnima also known as Tripurari Purnima or Karthika Pournami falls on Monday, 27 November 2023.
As remedial measures, those who are suffering from Pitra Dosha may keep fast, worship Lord Vishnu, and visit the temple after Kartik-Snan or Manikarnika–Snan.
People should chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, and light lamps (Deep) to celebrate Dev Deepavali or Kartik Purnima.
One should donate clothes and food to Brahmins and do charity for needy people.
Maghi Purnima 2023, festivals of India, and Pitra Dosha problems and remedies
Maghi Purnima also called Magh Purnima, falls on Sunday, February 5, 2023. This is the last day of Maghi-Snan. It is one of the most important Tithi for getting relief from Pitra Dosha problems.
As remedial measures, those suffering from Pitra Dosha for a long time may observe fast, and worship God Vishnu and God Shiva. They should visit a temple for Darshan after Snan (holy dip in the river).
How to perform Puja rituals of Pitra Dosha on Maghi Purnima
People offer Belpatra and Panchamrit on Shivalinga, chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, and perform rituals like Yagya(Yajna) Sri Satya Narayan Vrat.
Devotees narrate Maghi Vrat Katha to celebrate the auspicious Maghi Purnima.
People should give grains to birds, and food to animals (cows, and dogs). They should donate clothes and food to Brahmans and poor persons, provide bedding, and do charity for 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 up 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).
Falgun Mahashivratri Vrat and Rudrabhishek 2023 for Pitra Dosha
People observe fast on the auspicious Falgun Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, well known as Maha Shivratri (the great night of Shiva) to please Lord Shiva.
Devotees visit the temple after Snan or take a holy dip in the river. They offer plums, flowers, and bunches of three leaves of Bel Patra and Panchamrit on Shivalinga in a Shiva temple. To get blessings of Lord Shiva, they chant Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’.
The date for Phalgun Shivratri Vrat 2023 and Pitra Dosha problems/ remedies
The famous Maha Shivaratri Vrat is observed with great devotion all over the world for celebrating the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Phalgun Trayodashi Tithi falls on Saturday, 18 February 2023.
Devotees worship Lord Shiva and visit Shiva temples in India, Nepal, and other parts of the world. Some devotees of Lord Shiva and Parvati celebrate Maha Shivratri on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi.
This Purnima is on Wednesday, 19th April 2023. People take baths in the river to get rid of Pitra Dosha.
Vaishakh Purnima/ Buddha Purnima Snan-Dan, Pitra Dosha/ Pitru Dosha problems remedies
Vaishakh Amavasya is on Wednesday, 19th April 2023. People take baths in the river to get rid of Pitra Dosha.
The auspicious Vaishakh Shukla Purnima or Kurma Purnima tithi is observed by Hindus on a full moon day in the month of Baishakh, based on the lunar calendar, on Friday, May 05, 2023.
It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Kurma, the second incarnation (Avatar) of Lord Vishnu. Special Puja and Havan are performed, and 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, and donate water or food (fruits, til, and sweets) and clothes to needy persons).
Pitra Dosh problems/ Remedies/Nivaran Mantra is as follows:
(i) Om Hrim Shrim Lakshmi Vasudevay Namah!
(ii) Om Namah Shivay!
Want to know Pitru Paksha 2023 starts on which date?
Pitra Paksha or Pitru Paksha is also known as Sarvapitru 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 a fifteen-day 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 the Amavasyant calendar, which falls in the lunar month of Bhadrapada, in the 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 the Purnimant calendar, which falls in the lunar month of Ashwin or begins with Bhadrapada Purnima(the full moon day) or Ashwin Pratipada (the next day after the full moon day).
Tithi or Dates of Pitra Paksha Shraddha Tithi 2023
Dates of Pitru Paksha Shraddha Tithi 2023 begin on Purnima, Friday, September 29, 2023, and Pitru Paksha ends on Sunday, Octoberber 14, 2023:
29 Sept. Friday. Purnima Vrat, Purnima Shraddha (Shraddha begins only for Purnima Shraddha). For others, Pitru Paksha Shraddha begins on 29th September 2023.
30 Sept. Sat. Bhadrapada Purnima/Pratipada Shraddha. Ashwin begins (North) Pratipada Shraddha.
1 Oct. Sun. Dwitiya Shraddha
2 Oct. Mon. Tritiya Shraddha
3 Oct. Tues. Chaturthi Shraddha
04 Oct. Wed. Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha.
05 Oct. Thur. Shashti Shraddha
06 Oct. Fri. Saptami Shraddha
07 Oct. Sat. Ashtami Shraddha/Jeevita Putrikaa/ Jiutiya.
08 Oct. Sun. Navami Shraddha, Avidhava Navami/Matri Navami Shraddha.
09 Oct. Mon. Dashami Shraddha.
10. Oct. Tues. Ekadashi Shraddha
11 Oct. Wed. Dwadashi Shraddha.
12 Oct. Thur. Magha Shraddha (accidental death)/ Trayodashi Shraddha, Sanyasi Shraddha.
13 Oct. Fri. Chaturdashi Shraddha.
14 Oct. Sat. Amavasya, Sunday. Sarva Pitridarshi Amavasya Shraddha, Sarva Pitru Amavasya. Ashwin Amavasya, Mahalaya, known unknown Tithi Shraddha (for all), Sarva Pitra Moksha Amavasya Shraddha/ Matamah Shraddha.
Some of the specific Tithi for Pitru Paksha/ Pitra Paksha Dosha Shraddh
Shraddha is generally performed for the person who died on the same Tithi in the past for removing Pitra Dosha.
But some of the specific Tithi during the Pitru Paksha Shraddh, which are generally known as the Tarpan or Shraddha Tithi of some persons who are dead, even if their date of death is different.
These special Pitra Dosha remedies Tithi are as follows:
1) Navami Shraddha (Avidhava Shraddh) or Matri Navami Shraddha is also performed for paying homage to the wife or Tarpan for the 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 all those persons (ancestors) who died on known or unknown Tithi.
Pitra Paksha Shraddh or Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh begins on Bhadrapada Purnima, on 29th September 2023, this year. It is also called Kanagat.
Pitra Paksha rituals begin from Bhadrapada Purnima for sixteen days duration and end on 25th September on Matamah Shraddha), which is the Ashwin Pitra Moksha Amavasya.
Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shraddha 2023 for Pitra Dosha problems
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.
Though Pitra Dosha is a bad Dosha (maleficUnfavorable, opposite of benefic More combination) in an astrological chart, there is no need to worry about it.
Those who are suffering from problems or different chronic troubles and believe in Pitra Dosha should try the following simple remedies:
Do’s: Pitru Paksha Shraddh for removing Pitra 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.
2. Chant the following mantras for Pitra Dosha Nivaran, daily or on Amavasya:
Mantra for Pitra Dosha problems/ Remedies/ Nivaran
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. It depends upon the planetary position in the individual’s horoscopeSynonym of birth chart, prepared with date, time and place of birth of an individual More.
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 blankets 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 (Upala).
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 fish.
Places for Puja and rituals for Pitra Dosha Parihara:
Worshipping and puja in Haridwar, Badrinath, Trimbakeshwar, Nashik, or Gaya, through educated priests. By performing other prescribed rituals, may also be helpful and will certainly give relief from Pitra Dosha problems.
The other important places are:
Gangasagar, Jagannath Puri, Pushkar, Ujjain, Chitrakoot, Prayag-Triveni, Kashi Vishwanath, Rishikesh, Haridwar in the north.
Jabalpur, Bhimashankar temple (Maharashtra) Mahamaya Mandir at Ratanpur (Chhattisgarh), Kaithal (Haryana), Kasganj (U.P.)
Don’ts for Pitru Paksha/ Pitra Paksha Shraddh for minimizing Pitra Dosha problems and 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.
People should avoid marriage-related activities, celebrating the birth of a newborn, joining a new job, or starting a new venture. They should also avoid constructing a new house and purchasing a new property, ornaments, clothes, and 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 happens on the last day.
Pitra Dosha Nivaran Temple Trimbakeshwar
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