Astrological Remedies for Pitra Dosh In Your Kundli

 What is Pitra Dosh?

 Pitra Dosh in your Kundli is a planetary affliction in a person’s horoscope. It is also called “ancestral curse” or ‘forefather’s sin’. The Sun signifies ancestors or forefathers and lineage in a birth chart. If there is any blemish to the Sun, it causes Pitra Dosh. Our current life is a reflection of our past life karma, says astrology. All aspects of our current life are influenced by our actions in past lives. Not giving respect to elders in past or present lives, wrongs committed, etc., result in Pitra Dosh.

Planets and signs that play a role in this Dosh are Rahu or its sign, Virgo, Ketu or its sign, Pisces, Mars or its sign, Scorpio, and Saturn or its signs, Capricorn and Aquarius. These planets and signs, singly or in combination, can blemish the Sun. The strength of the Dosha depends on the planetary positions.

The planetary positions that cause this Dosh have specific implications, which are given below:

Rahu’s influence on the Sun means that you violated family traditions and brought disgrace to your family.


Ketu’s influence on the Sun means that you spoke ill of your elders and were dishonest with them.


Saturn’s influence on the Sun indicates that you did not care for your parents or elders.


Mars’ influence on the Sun indicates that you misbehaved with your elders.


It is not just your misdeeds but also your ancestors’ misdeeds that you have to account for. The impact of the Dosh depends on the quantum of mistakes or sins that your forefathers committed. Until the debt is cleared, one will have to bear the consequences.   


Effects of Pitra Dosh in Your Kundli


Fear of death


Lack of children


The untimely death of family members




Loss of reputation


Unexplained losses


Pitra Dosh Remedies


One can perform many remedies to alleviate the effects of Pitra Dosh. The Brahma Purana says that the god of death, Yama, allows all souls to return to earth during Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. At this time, we should offer our respects to these ancestral souls by making suitable offerings to appease them. This is a potent remedy for Pitra Dosh.


Here are some of the most effective remedies for Pitra Dosh.


Worship Your Ancestors and Make Offerings

Perform Shradh and Tarpan rituals regularly for your ancestors to pacify the malefic effects of Pitra Dosh and seek their blessings. Light a lamp near a holy tree or offer water to a banyan tree.


Observe Pitru Paksha 

Worship ancestors during the Pitru Paksha period, the fortnight when Hindus honor their ancestors. Offer food, water, and prayers to them and appease your ancestors’ souls.


Perform Acts of Charity

Doing acts of charity in the name of your ancestors can help counteract the effects of Pitra Dosh. Donate what you can afford to old age homes, orphanages, etc., to invoke your ancestors’ blessings. Offer food to Brahmins on Amavasya.



Wearing certain gemstones, like Pearls, can reduce the malefic effects of Pitra Dosh. Consult a good astrologer to identify the most suitable gemstone as per your Kundli.


Chant Mantras

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra or Mahamrityunjaya Mantra cleanses the negative energies caused by Pitra Dosh. It also brings mental clarity and spiritual progress.


Correct Your Karma


Karma correction is essential for any Dosh, as your good or bad deeds in this life will be expressed as auspicious Yogas and malefic Doshas in the birth chart of your next life.


Some of the things you need to do for karma correction are:


Respect your family members, especially elders.


Provide them with the things they need.


Do not neglect your parents, and be sure to spend quality time with them.


Do not abuse them physically, mentally, or emotionally.


Do not speak harshly to them.




Astrological Tips to Reduce Pitra Dosh

In Pitra Dosh, the Sun becomes weak due to the influence of malefic planets. So, it is essential to boost the Sun. You can follow some tips to strengthen the Sun in your birth chart. Arise early in the morning, preferably before sunrise, and offer water to the Sun. This ritual is called Arghya. Take a bath, and wear fresh clothes before the ritual. Then, fill a copper tumbler or pot with water. Stand facing the Sun and pour the water slowly from a height. The best time to do this is early in the morning when the Sun is rising. Chant the Mantra “Om Ghrinim Surya Adityamu” 7 or 11 times as you pour the water. Once you have offered all the water to the Sun, take a drop of water from the vessel and apply it on your forehead. Apply a chandan tikka also after the ritual. Avoid stepping on the water.


Perform Ratna Abishekam.


Visit Gaya in Bihar and perform Pitra Dosh Anushthan.


Donate food to the setting Sun.


Recite Surya Gayatri Mantra daily.


You can also chant Surya Tantrik Mantra and Aditya Hridaya Stotram for relief. 

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