Pitra Dosh Section
This section features content on formation and various aspects related to the concept of Pitra Dosh. It features an article on Pitra Dosh and 12 articles on different types of Pitra Dosh formed in 12 houses of horoscope. Important factors which may affect the results given by Pitra Dosh are discussed in details.
These factors include placements of relevant planets in various houses, signs, nakshatras and navamshas; influences of other benefic and malefic planets; and the impact of overall horoscope as well as planetary periods on Pitra Dosh.
Pitra Dosh is generally interpreted as the curse of ancestors. If Pitra Dosh is formed in your horoscope, it does not mean that your Pitras (Ancestors) are cursing you; it means that your Pitras are themselves cursed by virtue of their bad karmas. A part of this curse or karmic debt has been forwarded to you. Pitra Dosh is an inheritance of karmic debt of the family line and you have to accept it, whether or not you want to.
If in a horoscope; the Sun, the ninth house or the lord of the ninth house is afflicted by one or more than one malefic planet; Pitra Dosh is formed in such horoscope. For example, if Aries is rising as ascendant in a horoscope and malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius; Pitra Dosh is formed in this horoscope by Ketu. Malefic Ketu placed in the ninth house may afflict it and hence it may form Pitra Dosh in the horoscope. Like this, each one of the nine planets including Sun can be malefic in a horoscope; it can afflict the ninth house and form Pitra Dosh.
Considering another formation; if Aries is the ascendant rising and Sun is placed in the fourth house in Cancer along with malefic Mercury; Pitra Dosh is formed in the horoscope; since Sun has been afflicted by Mercury. Looking at another variation; if Aries is the ascendant rising in a horoscope; Jupiter being the lord of the ninth house is placed in the fifth house in Leo along with malefic Rahu; Pitra Dosh is formed by Rahu.