Shraad starting on 20th september 2013, this is a good time as per Astrology to do remedies for pitra dosha as per your horoscope and get the blessing from your anscentors.
Shraadh The word Shraadh comes from Shraddha or devotion and is done for the deceased family members.
The dark fortnight which falls in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapad (September) is known as Pitr-Paksha or Mahalay Paksha all over the Hindu World. Shraddh is the name of the ceremonies performed by relatives to help the departed soul in Pitr-Paksha. Every Shraddh begins from Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Purnima and remains till Amavasya. Purnima is the first day on which the Shraddh is performed, and Amavasya is the last one. Pitra Dosh is not a curse of the Ancestors, but it is a Karmic Debt of the ancestors. It is believed that performing this Shraddha brings happiness and prosperity at the home.
Shraddha ceremonies have a special significance in HIndu religion. It is believed, The Lord of death, Yamaraja enables the dead ones our ancestors from Pitral Lok visit the earth during Ashwin Krishna Paksha come to earth and receive offers from there descendants. So this is a time when you can perform pujas to get rid of this dosha and get relief from the obstacles you are getting in your life. The soul of the ancestors visit their home with a desire of pind-daan or tilanjali and received a portion of their meal offered by their present generation, in the name of Shraddh. Thus, it is also believed that whatever we donate in the name of our ancestors is received by them also and ultimately you get there blessing.
A person attains death on the basis of hind date and thus, his Shraddh is performed on the same date. People who do not remember the date of death of their ancestors can perform on Amavasya.
Astrologically how we see pitra dosh in a horoscope. We see pitradosha from the ninth house. The ninth house is the house of fortune in the birth chart. The ninth house is the house of father and Sun as a Karaka planet of father is also the Karaka planet of progress, age, promotion and spirituality. This house has great importance because this house is also known as the house of father and manes. If Sun and Rahu form conjunction in this house then Pitra Dosha is formed in the birth chart, or if this house has a malefic effects then also this dosha occur. In simple words a Pitra Dosh is formed in the horoscope of a person due to bad Karmas or bad deeds done by the Ancestors of that person and this person is supposed to pay that Karmic debt by suffering the punishments decided for those debts, If your horoscope has this pitra dosh you should do some karmas on this time to remove or get relief from this dosha.
Along with the poor, Brahmins are also fed. It is believed that the food fed to Brahmins directly reaches the departed souls.
If found Pitra Dosha in a chart, inspite of regular remedies, In the days of shradhas (the lunal paksha dedicated to the forefathers), the food is offered to crows, street dogs & sweepers.
Pinda-Daan to be given at shastra specified places with specific rituals.
As rahu and ketu conjunction is involved in this you should do remedies for the same also.
Shradh gives a way to departed souls to pursue a better life in their next birth. We hope you find this article interesting and useful.