Pitru Dosha, known as ancestral affliction happens due to non-performance of Tarpanam or ancestral rituals. This can be identified in your birth chart with certain planetary combination or placements. The ancestral affliction if severe can be reflected in the form of difficulties such as diseases, debts, career, delayed or no progeny, marriage-related problems and disappointments in life. This affliction impacts you in a greater means if you would have ignored honoring an ancestor or ancestors who had faced unnatural death. Pacifying them can help you come out of miseries and clear the path for successive generations.
Pitru Dosha Can Cause:
Family member(s) suffer due to prolonged illnesses
Fights and misunderstandings at home
Regress in education and career without any apparent reason
Mahalaya Paksha is the 15-day critical period of the year to alleviate the suffering due to Pitru Dosha (ancestral affliction) and invoke the blessings of your genetic predecessors upon you and your successors. This time window is very favorable for you to honor your ancestors by performing Tarpanam (ritual offerings for the ancestors) to satiate their restless souls. Also, it is best to involve in charity activates or donate food to poor and needy as per your ability to satisfy the needs of the people in need.
Offering Tarpanam rituals during Mahalaya Paksha to your ancestral lineage can relieve you from two types of Karma:
Karma which blocks your ancestors from blessing you and
Karma that keeps your ancestors trapped in this world
Benefits of Offering Tarpanam Rituals
Offering Tarpanam to your deceased ancestors during Mahalaya Paksha can bestow you with the following benefits:
Dissolve your negative ancestral karma
Good health, wealth and overall prosperity
Confidence to achieve goals successfully
Peace of mind and spiritual progress
Intelligence and clarity of thoughts in facing life events