Pitra Dosh


Pitra Dosh is one of the important concept in the Vedic Astrology. In contrast to the misconception of it being the curse from ancestors, Pitra Dosh is actually a karmic debt of the ancestors and is reflected in the kundli in the form of malefic planetary combinations. Pitra dosh is considered to be responsible for many hardships and problems occurring from time to time in the life of the native both at personal and professional front. A kundli is considered to be affected by Pitra dosh if in the horoscope, the 9th house or its lord is either in conjunction with or is aspected by Rahu or Ketu. In addition, Sun is the karak of respect, soul & father and Jupiter is the karak of dharma, knowledge & teacher; so, if Sun and/or Jupiter in the kundli is in conjugation or aspectation of Rahu or Ketu, it gives the effect of Pitra dosh to some extent. If a kundli is analysed for being affected by Pitra dosh, the remedies become very important to get its negativity minimised. As a remedy for Pitra dosh, the native should arrange for Pitra Dosh Nivaran puja which comprises of Tripindi Shradh and Pitra Visarjan. Apart from this offering water to Banyan tree and lord Shiva daily further minimises the negative effects of Pitra dosh in the kundli.

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