Whenever some astrologer says, “You have Pitra Dosha”, the first impression the native feels is that he has the curse of his ancestors. Can the manes or ancestors ever curse us? Can the souls of deceased loved ones cause any harm to their coming generations? What is then Pitra Dosha? It implies, by the name of this term, that our ancestors are not happy with us and are blaming us. Or this is the Karmic debt of our ancestors which is reflected in the chart of his coming generations in the form of Pitra Dosh.
From the point of view of astrology, this dosha can cause some serious problems in the life of native who suffers from it. The native may feel lack of stability in his life with no peace of mind. This is considered an inauspicious formation of planets in the chart. It has been observed that this Dosha creates serious conditions in life like:
Sudden dispute may arise particularly on the occasion of festival;
This has also been noticed that native suffering from this Dosha has problems in the growth of various plants in the house. Plants do not flourish.
Some other serious side effects of this Dosha include:
Child born disabled or having incurable diseases right from the birth;
Native suffering from this Dosha may not be able to pay off his debts in spite of hard work;
Drug or alcohol addiction of some family member;
Native may suffer huge losses in various types of investments;
Development of suicidal tendency;
Untimely death of family member or accident;
Though every house of the chart has its own important, yet three houses of the horoscopes are considered most auspicious and fortunate amongst all the twelve houses. These houses are ascendant, fifth house and ninth house. No need to explain the importance of Ascendant which governs personality, appearance, self, health, prosperity and whatever a native can achieve in his life depending upon the strength of Ascendant.
Ascendant has more importance amongst all the twelve houses of a chart as ascendant is the part of both Trikona (TRINE) as well as that of Kendra (ANGULAR) houses of the horoscope.
The ninth house is the house of fortune in the birth chart. This house has great importance because this house is also known as the house of father and manes. As per Vedic scriptures, auspiciousness of that house will be removed when this house or lord of this house is afflicted by malefic planets. Let’s see how Pitra Dosha is formed and how can we pacify it?
The life of an individual is the combination of happiness and sorrows. The sorrows may be in the form of inability to get a child or a job, money loss, professional difficulties or household conflicts, incurable diseases, miseries and so on. There may be so many doshas in the chart but Pitra Dosha is considered the most serious one. Let’s understand what is Pitra Dosha and how to identify the same in a chart?
In this world, a person’s death can be classified in two ways i.e. natural death and immature death. Natural death takes place due to the God but the immature death occurs mainly because of the karmas of an individual.
Manes are known as Pitra in Hindi. Pitra are those people who died unnatural death and did not get salvation. Due to this, people perform remedies for the pacification of Pitra Dosha. Sometimes, Manes have some strong desire which is not fulfilled in their lifetime as such they wish those desires to be fulfilled by the coming generations. This situation sometimes is reflected in the form of Pitur Dosha.
Pitra Dosha is formed if anyone in the family dies unnatural death or it happens many times in their family history. This dosha can also be formed when a newborn is destroyed in the womb forcibly. This should also be categorized as unnatural death and that too with the consent of the parents. However, this situation can be judged by the horoscope which will show the affliction of the Sun or Moon in the fifth house. Sun and Moon both are luminaries, and are the ultimate sources of life on the earth. Particularly, if Sun is afflicted, the results can be more harmful, as Sun represents our identity, our soul, father and ancestors.
We are on the earth by the grace of our ancestors. They have the right to be remembered after their death by the coming generations. As a father, do not we expect to be remembered by our children after the demise?
Children have the right to the property and reputation of their father after his death which their ancestors might have earned with great efforts and difficulties. This is an automatic procedure that their assets will be transferred to their children. If children have the right on such property or assets of their parents, they should also be responsible for their liabilities and other legal and spiritual responsibilities which their parents could not accomplish during their lifetime. Pitra Dosh is not a curse of the Ancestors. This is the Karmic Debt of our ancestors and our ancestors (Pitur) wish to balance this debt by their coming generations. Such ancestors are themselves cursed.
Avoidance of these responsibilities by the children is reflected by way of Pitur Dosh in the chart of children. No matter which generation of ancestors is causing this dosha. This is for sure that if some sins are committed knowingly or unknowingly by anyone, his coming generation will bear the impact of the same and their life will also be adversely affected. Practically, all of us might have such instances around us.
Sun is the Karaka planet of father. Sun nourishes native like father. If the Sun is afflicted by the malefic planets, this Dosha is formed. Certain positions of Rahu and Mercury in the chart also indicate this dosha. Like Rahu in second or seventh house etc. or certain malefic placement of Mercury in the chart can also form this dosha. Such natives get delayed support of their luck and he has to struggle a lot to achieve success in any field in his life. If
The worst kind of Pitra Dosh is formed by Rahu and Ketu and such formations can prove to be even fatal for the native if the afflictions are strong in the chart.
Apart from this, Pitra Dosh is also formed if 9th house of a horoscope or its lord is badly afflicted by malefic planets and in such cases the results should be forecast in the same as in the case of affliction of the Sun by malefic planets like, Rahu, Ketu and Saturn.
It is very important first to identify the planet or planets causing Pitra Dosh and then do the remedies and Poojas for those planets.
Reputation, disregard and physical resemblance can be considered to authenticate the theory that the good or bad things earned, owned and owed by the parents or forefathers are passed on to the children of the family line.
The good Karmas performed by a person earn Karmic rewards. Such incentives are transferred to the future members of his family line who are going to enjoy good or great fortunes due to the good deeds done by their fathers and forefathers.
Some of the remedies are suggested herewith which can be performed by any individual to reduce the adverse effects of this Dosha.
Puja of Pitur Dosha should also be got performed by some learned and experienced pundit.