Pitra Dosh Puja Gokarna
Before performing pitra dosh puja, one should know the following facts. Gokarna, Karnataka, is the right place for performing these pujas. Being southern Kashi of India, there are qualified priests who have been performing these pujas since the time of the Kadamba Dynasty (400 CE onwards..)
Why Pitra Dosh puja should be performed at Gokarna?
Gokarna (Kannada: ಗೋಕರ್ಣ) is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka. The main temple deity is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabaleshwar. Gokarna is known as one of India’s seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers.
This holy place is known as Bhookailasa and the Southern Varanasi. (Ref. Skandha Purana, Guru Charitra)
Gokarna means Cow’s Ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers, Gangavali and Aghanashini. Thus Gokarna gained global spiritual significance. Performing Maha Mrityunjaya Homam at Gokarna has its own very significance.
Gokarna is mentioned in the Shrimad Bhagavata Purana as being the home of the brothers Gokarna and Dhundhakari. Mahabaleshwara Temple (Maha: great, bal: strength) is a famous Shiva Temple, and it houses the ‘Atmalinga’
The Brahmin king Raja Mayooravarma was instrumental in bringing the first 30 or so families to Gokarna. Brahmins have a history of 1300 years back, and documental proofs are available since the 15th century about Gokarna priests and scholars for performing various pujas like Navagraha-purak-aghorastra-puja, Narayan bali, Maha Mrantuynjya Homam, pind daan, tripindi shraddha, etc.
The availability of many learned scholars in Sanskrit and Vedic experts in Gokarna is an added advantage apart from the uniqueness of this holy place in India. All pujas are performed throughout the year.
What is Pitra Dosha?
Pitra Dosh or Pitru Dosh, according to Vedic astrology, is a birth defect or a defect that occurs later in one’s life and is demoralizing for some people.
The movement of the planets causes Pitra Dosh for the reasons mentioned below:
1 Bad deed of our ancestors/children in earlier life, knowingly or unknowingly.
2 Lack of fulfillment of parental desires of our ancestors,
3 A sudden and unnatural death of any relative ancestors at an early age,
Pitra Dosha occurs if any ancestors up to the 7th generation on the father’s side and up to the 4th generation on the mother’s side have expired at an early age or have had an unnatural death.
What are the effects of Pitra Dosh?
A few Effects of Pitra Dosh are listed below:
1. There will be no male child born in the family to carry on the generation or no child in the family.
2. Frequent abortions may take place.
3. There can be children in the family who do not want to get married, or in spite of many efforts, no suitable match could be found for the marriage.
4. Lack of interest in Business/education/profession for family members even though they are qualified to do so.
5. Children in these families may be born with physical or mental limitations, or even the ones who are born normal
6 Health and hygiene-related issues at home and for family members.
7. Scarcity always revolves around these families, and they hardly find any luck or prosperity in whatever they try to do.
What are the remedies of Pitra Dosha?
If you are a heavy sufferer due to pitra dosha, do not wait. Perform following pujas at Gokarna, Karnataka.
1 Narayan Bali puja
2 Narayan Nag bali puja
3 Tripindi pitra dosha puja.
or simple solutions like
Water a Banyan Tree regularly,
Feed Brahmins on Amavasya and also help the poor and needy on this day in your own capacity,
Unconditional services to parents and old age people
Worshipping Lord Vishnu, especially the form of Sri Ram, etc.