A person is affected by Pitra Dosh if he is born under the ninth house where Sun and Rahu combine. People also believe that if someone’s ancestors have not attained peace due to religious rituals at the time of death then this Dosha develops in the horoscope of the person.
Pitra Dosh is a very important aspect in the Indian astrology and one should amend it as soon as possible without any delay. It generally occurs when the ancestors find it very hard to free themselves from the ties on earth and results in hardships. If the pitras are happy with the devotion, then they surely clear all the path to happiness as well as success.
Who should perform Pitra Dosh Puja?
According to the ancient text, Pitra Dosh occurs if any forefathers up to the 4th generation on the mother’s side and 7th generation on the father’s side had an unnatural death or expired at a very early age. It is also very important to respect the parental desires of the ancestors and follow some good deeds. If one does not follow this, then souls of the ancestors never rest in peace and becomes Pitra Dosh. If a person do not perform pooja for their ancestors then he might suffer from the curse of “Pitra Dosh”.
What are the benefits of doing Pitra Dosh Puja?
Pitra Dosh Puja has the following benefits:
- If a person does good for the upliftment and peace of their ancestors then definitely he will seek many blessings.
- It is also seen that if a person does pitra dosh pooja then it removes all the obstacles and problems from his path.
- This pooja also provides with harmonious and cordial family relations and the family life becomes very smooth. It also provides peace of mind and provides with financial stability.
- This pooja also helps to eradicate acute diseases and a relief from bad effects of the malefic planets and cures any destruction. Protects the family from any evil energies and gives them strength to overcome all the hurdles of their lives very easily.
- This pooja is a very powerful tool to overcome the bad conditions. It also revives good fortune and positive energy all around.
When should I perform Pitra Dosh Puja?
Amavasya is generally the best day to perform the Pitru Dosh Niwaran. Some people also perform this pooja on Pitru Paksha. Moreover, this Pooja should take place on the last day of Pitra Paksha. Depending upon the kundli of the person and consulting the expert this pooja should take place.
How to perform Pitra Dosha Puja?
By consulting a pandit, one decides a special day to perform the Pitra dosh Nivaran Pooja. A group of pandits takes the resolution during the first day of the pooja. Head Pandit takes Sankalp in front of Lord Shiva to chant 125,000 Pitra Dosh Nivaran mantras for a specific native.
The head pandit also names of all the assistant pandits and keep on enchanting the mantras for 8 to 10 days.
This procedure takes 2 to 3 hours. Then a pooja takes place for Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganpati and other family members of Lord Shiva family. One offers the Lord items like milk, curd, fruits, sweet, sugar, honey, desi ghee, flowers etc.
The mantras and the procedure might differ from place to place and the amount of doshas of a person.
After the pooja is complete, one takes God’s blessings and the Havana starts.
What are the materials required for Pitra Dosh Puja?
The list of pooja materials include Ashtagandha, Abeer / Gulal, Agarbatti, Dhoopam, Elaichi, Ganga Mitti, Ganga Jal, Ghee, Jaggery. Also, the person performing the pooja is advised to wear new clothes which includes gamcha and dhoti. And the ladies should have a new saree, blouse and other necessary things.
Other materials are:
Turmeric powder, Honey, Sindoor, Kachcha Soot, Kapoor
Rice, Red Cloth, Napkin, Sapt-dhanya, Wheat, Flowers, Cow dung and as advised by the pandit.
Where to perform Pitra Dosh Puja?
Pitra Dosh Pooja can be performed in Badrinath, Trimbakeshwar, Haridwar or Gaya by a learned priest following all the rituals. This pooja can also be performed in Kasganj (U.P.), Bhimashankar temple (Maharashtra), Kaithal (Haryana), Mahamaya Mandir at Ratanpur(Chhattisgarh), Jabalpur, Gangasagar, Ujjain, Jagannathpuri, Pushkar, Chitrakoot, Rishikesh, Kashi Vishwanath and Prayag-Triveni.
What is the Cost of performing Pitra Dosh Puja?
The cost of this pooja might differ from place to place and the number of priests. The cost of this pooja might range from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 6000.
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