PITRA DOSHA: Pitra Dosha and Family Relationship

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Important Duty of the Son/Daughter to their Aged Parents: 

As per the Hindu Vedas, the Pitra Dosha is likely to affect the offspring of the Person (or) the Family who has neglected their aged Parents (or) aged Peoples.

1. Every male must look after their aged parents with care and respect; the women (daughter-in-law) must not abuse them and ill treat them

2. Every male must also look after their father-in-law and mother-in-law, if they don't have any male offspring.

3. Every male must look after their family elders, if they are destitute and financially poor.

What do you mean by "Looking after" the aged Parents/Peoples?

1. The Parents/Elders must be treated with care and respect.

2. Sending money or food doesn't mean that the Parents & Persons are looked after well.

3. Physical care and attention must be given @ aged Parents/Peoples must not be isolated or forced to remain or live alone.

4. Mis-treating the aged peoples because of their age, status, relationship or economical strength or disability in physical or mental health doesn't indicate that the aged peoples are looked after well.

Cardinal Duties of every Son and the Daughter: 

1. "Jiva-dhor vaa-kya kara-nath": Every one must obey their Parents during their lifetime and must look after their Parents with great care and comfort throughout their lifetime.

2. "Prath-yaf-tham Poori Poja-nath": Every must do the following Karma after the death of their Parents.

a) Must do all the rituals (Apara-samaskarangal) for the first 12 days from the date of death.

b) Must do all the monthly rituals (Masigam) for the first 1 Year from the month of death.

c) Must compulsorily do the Yearly rituals (Shraddham) on the completion of first year from the date of death.

3. "Gaya-yam Pinda tha-nacha": Everyone must give "Pinda-Tharpanam" in Gaya (Bihar) under the Vishnu patham (Feet of Lord Maha Vishnu) and must do the Gaya Shraddham in the Palguni river running alongside.

If a pesron is able to perform all these 3 conditions, then he/she will be gifting a perfect and excellent life for his/her future generations without any form of Pitra Dosha. 

Friday, 12 October 2012


Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham and Old Age Peoples

Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham not only covers the neglect of departed souls, but the living aged peoples especially parents. We find out the peoples, who gets affected by Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham.

1. Offsprings especially Sons (but includes daughter too to a certain extent) who neglect their aged parents.

2. Indifference shown by their Sons/daughters due to economic, property and personal disputes on the aged parents.

3. Husband and Wife should treat their father/mother in-laws as their own parents; failure on the part of Husband or Wife to look after their in-laws invite Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham.

4. No one can escape from Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham by declaring that he/she looks after their parents/in-laws monetarily; but lives separately from them.

5. Looking after means tending them with care, politeness along with love and affection; does not mean anything about money.

6. Separating Husband & Wife to live among their Sons or Daughters.

7. Shunting or Shuttling the parents within the brothers/sisters.

Now we understand that living with aged people is compulsory. As per the Vedic principle, a person attains moksha, only if he dies at the lap of his Son or Daughter. The Son/Daughter is supposed to recite hymns or mantras to their parents during the final moments. Any one who lives abroad or stays away hundreds of miles from their parents either has to take their aged parents with them or adjust their work schedules, so that they can live with their parents.

Fighting with In-laws should not be allowed to denigrate into lower levels; also aged peoples has also many responsibilities (We study at the later stage). So everyone should remember that fighting with parents/in-laws bring strong retribution in the form of Pitra Dosha or Pithru Dosham on their Sons and Daughters at the later stage especially after the marriage.


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