According to Vedic Astrology, Pitru Dosh, also called Pitru Rina, is the presence of harmful energies in a horoscope, indicating sins and curses owing to one’s Pitris, or ancestors. Basically, a person with Pitru Dosh has the responsibility of paying for the karmic debt of the ancestors. The 9th house of a natal chart signifies ancestors. Afflictions to the 9th house or to the lord of the 9th house are considered a form of Pitru Dosha. Also, afflictions of the Sun (representing the father) and the Moon (representing the mother) due to Rahu and Ketu are Pitru Dosha. There are many other planetary indications in a chart that an able astrologer would be able to understand. Depending upon the type of dosha, remedial measures for its alleviation are suggested.
What causes Pitru Dosha?As Dr. Pillai says, we inherit our biological genes and our soul genes from our ancestors. The bad karma of ancestors can cause immense sufferings to the living relatives. Sometimes even the departed souls are at unease because of it. The distress of the ancestors gets reflected through disturbing planetary energies in one’s chart. Sometimes even the unnatural death of an ancestor or ancestors not being honored properly can come as a punishment in the form of sufferings on the succeeding generations.
What kinds of problems occur due to Pitru Dosha?It creates obstacles and limitations plaguing different aspects of life. Some of the problems one experiences are:
- Member/members in the family suffering due to prolonged health problems
- Fights and misunderstandings among members at home
- Inability to progress in education and career without any apparent reason
- Delay in getting married
- Progeny-related problems, like miscarriages, delay in child birth, frequent sickness of children, death of children at an early age, etc.
- Financial instability