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Pitru Dosha

Pitru Dosha

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Introduction to Pitru Dosha

Pitru Dosha denotes ancestral affliction in the horoscope that arises due to dissatisfied souls of your departed forefathers. It mainly occurs when the souls of your ancestors did not get peace or attain salvation post their death.

Ancestral souls feel extreme hunger and thirst. As they cannot eat anything on their own, they can only accept the offerings given to them during Shraadh ceremonies. It is therefore highly important for the children to feed and satiate them through the regular Poojas on their departed tithi (lunar day). It is believed that if you do not offer water and food to your ancestors, it could have adverse reactions on your family in current life and the successive generations. This is called as Pitru Dosha or ancestral afflictions.

Adverse Effects of Pitru Dosha

There are many adverse effects of Pitru Dosha, of which a few are listed below:

  • Difficulties and struggles in career
  • Delay and difficulties in childbirth
  • Struggles and disputes in the family
  • Health issues and hormone disorders
  • Sudden losses or deaths to the family members
  • Lack of monetary stability

Planetary Combinations that indicate Pitru Dosha

Following are the conjunctions of planets in the birth chart that indicate Pitru Dosha:

  • Sun with Rahu or 9th house lord with Rahu
  • Sun with Pathagathipathi or 9th house lord with Pathagathipathi
  • Sun with Mandhi or 9th house lord with Mandhi
  • Sun with Saturn or 9th house lord with Saturn
  • Rahu in the 9th house
  • Saturn and Mandhi or Saturn and Pathagathipathi in the 9th house
Remedies of Pitru Dosha

Following are few simple home remedies that you can follow to lessen the effects of Pitru Dosha:

  • Respect elders of your family
  • Support the needy people
  • Involve in social service activities and spend a percentage of your income on others’ developments
  • Feed cows, crows, animals, and birds whenever possible
  • Apologize if you have hurt someone and offer support to them at times of need

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