Our Shastras give an extraordinary significance to the shradh ceremonies that are performed during the Pitru Paksha. It is very much significant for the Hindus from the perspective of performing out the Dwitiya Shradh services of their ancestors’ souls. Consistently, Pitru Paksha starts out from the day of Purnima of the Bhadrapada month (August – September) and ends till the day of Amavasya. During the separate tithis when the ancestors die, shradh is performed during the Pitru Paksha or the Mahalaya paksha. Shastras gives an incredible significance to the shradh services done during the Pitru Paksha period since they give added advantages to the performers and their families.
Importance of Pitru Paksha shradh
Pitru Paksha Shradh has enormous significance in Hindu culture since it is trusted that during this period every one of the ancestors from the Pitru Lok (hereditary world) visit earth to meet their living generations. In the event that the Shradh is performed and Tarpan is offered to them, the relatives get richly honored by them.
In Hinduism, the shastras connect a huge significance to Pitru Paksha shradh since every one of the ancestors from the Pitru Lok (familial world) will venture to every part of the earth to visit their descendants during this period. On the off chance that Dwitiya shradh isn’t performed to them, they get disillusioned. In the event when they are offered shradh and tarpan, they favor their generations profusely.
What not to do during this shradh?
In the event that you are intending to begin any new activity, at that point please keep away from this period as it’s not a decent time. The way and manner by which pitru paksha ceremonies are performed vary from place to place.
On the shradh day, numerous individuals keep vrat for the ancestors to rest in harmony. Many individuals don’t trim their hair during the pitru paksha as it is viewed as a bad sign. Several individuals have various names for the pitru paksha. We are referencing them with the most common name with the aim that you don’t get confused to hear different terms called as tarpanam, sola shradha and shradham.
It is a decent practice to separate the event one day in a year for the recognition of one’s precious ancestors, companions and individuals in your life that are no more, to welcome them and remember them in memory of the dead and to present charity and donations on poor however learned people of character and dedicated to the act of plain living and high reasoning. This will be with regards to our past conventions and will likewise give another direction to and inject new life into practices that have turned out to be dormant and good for nothing to many individuals.
Pitra Doshas in Kundli – Curse & Remedies
Each human on this earth has its own destiny which is contained in its birth horoscope or Kundli. Janam Kundli is the placement of planets and zodiac signs in the 12th house. The Kundli describes the weakness and qualities of the person which are called Doshas. The various spheres and occurrence in the present life which are related to your horoscope can be seen in your natal chart. It is the placement of stars in an auspicious time that happens during the birth of a person. The malefic planets such as Saturn, Rahu and Mars can affect the Kundli when positioned in certain houses. These planets can also affect the good parts of the horoscope and create Vedic astrological doshas.
Doshas in horoscope mainly occur due to planet Mars and are responsible for about 100% of the available doshas. There are other planets too which can affect the horoscope such as Sun, Rahu and Saturn which can lead to doshas. Doshas factually mean defect or unfavorable in the Sanskrit language.
What is Pitra Dosha?
It is the Karmic Debt of the ancestors and not the curse of forefathers. This Dosha is paid by the person having Pitru Dosha in his horoscope. It is believed that this Dosha is formed in the horoscope of a person when his or her father has committed some sins, mistakes or crime. In return, it is said that the person has to pay the Karmic debt by going through several punishments which can decide on the debts in different spheres of life. The person has to go through this until the debts are cleared either by performing good deeds or punishments.
Remedies for Pitra doshas
• Every Saturday, make rice balls by mixing it with ghee and feed these rice balls to fishes and crows
• Unconditional hearty services to parents, old-age people, needy persons, and poor people are recommended
• The person should try to control his or her anger in this life and try not to engage in any kind of quarrels in his lifetime
• Worshipping Lord Vishnu in the form of Sri Ram is advised for Pitru Dosh Nivaran
• Perform Kanya Daan or the marriage of a girl, possibly for a Brahmin Kanya (of any poor or needy family)
• Worshipping Lord Shiva by performing Rudrabhishek in the name of the Kul or ancestors
• On any Somwati Amavasya (when there is Amavasya and also Monday) go to peepal tree, offer one janeu to a tree and one to Lord Vishnu. Pray to a tree and Lord Vishnu. Then do 108 Parikrama of the tree with each Parikrama offer a sweet to a tree. While doing these parikramas, continuously chant the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagawate Vaasudewaaya”. After doing parikrama again pray to Peepal tree and seek pardon.