Pitradosh, Curse of Ancestors or Malefic Karmas of Ancestors – Know the truth with logic


Pitra Dosh, a term very often used in Astrology. Most of the time is misinterpreted as the curse of Ancestors leading to misfortunes & delayed success in personal, professional and family growth.  It hampers individual progress and not let them reach their full potential.

This is the half-truth, Pitra Dosh can result in negative results in native life but it is definitely not ancestors' curse. In fact, it's misleading and confusing how our ancestor's deeds can affect us.

I am sharing Vedic Astrology insights supported by arguments from renowned Vedic Astrologer Pt. Himanshu Shangari. His book ‘Pitra Dosh-Ancestors are Calling’ was a great help in writing this article.

What is Pitra Dosh?

Pitra Dosh is not a curse of the ancestors, but it is a Karmic debt of the ancestors in which the native having Pitra Dosh in this horoscope is supposed to pay.

In simple words, Pitra Dosh is formed in the horoscope of a native due to bad Karmas or bad Deeds done by the ancestors of that native and this native is supposed to pay that Karmic debt by suffering the punishments decided for those debts in different spheres of his life. However, the percentage of Dosha decides its severity or bad luck. It's best to get it calculated by consulting a good Vedic Astrologer.

This article unveils the logical aspect of same discussing Behaviour and Wealth as two major factors to measure one's success and repute.


Education & Degree is half the factors that make a part of complete creative and analytical person. Interpersonal skills are one of the major keys that open the doors of opportunities in one’s life. We get connected in this world to other humans, whether permanent like our relatives, for short to longtime friends, teachers, employees and other. The needs can be individual or mutual but we need to get associated or work with them.

'We need to act selfishly to maintain the harmonious nature of the World. We need to understand others' fears and wants (Bhagavad Gita).' That is we get the advice from our respected elders, teachers, and parents to manage our World with the balance of our polite words and deeds. We can get a glimpse of the parental roots from one’s behaviour and way of communicating.

But what if someone didn’t have a proper education. He has never seen a good childhood; Reasons might be poor family financial background. Reports have shown that such children grew to be rude and hostile. For a child, moral and food nourishments requirements are the primary duty of every parent. So if the parents are not fulfilling their duties who is going to suffer for them.



To quench all human needs we need wealth. If the basic needs of human i.e Food, Cloth and Shelter is satisfied then he can think of getting the better education and other luxuries.

Durga-Utsav in Bengal is the most celebrated festival, and the celebration format is very logical and scientific. They worship Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Kaali to overcome fear and then Lakshmi and Saraswati are invoked.  We need money, i.e material wealth to send our children to good schools, colleges, and institutes. Everyone will agree that good education is a costly affair, the situation can be different in developed countries. In developing and under developing countries education is a costly affair and getting children accomplishing their Graduate degree is a costly affair.

Pt. Himanshu Shangari clears the misconception of Pitra Dosh. Pitra Dosh doesn’t mean that the ancestors are cursing the natives, in fact, it is very clear that the ancestors are itself cursed. The curse here means the bad Karmas done by them, like not making enough wealth and fortune for children and in bad cases might be leaving the debts. Scientifically we can see clearly there are many diseases that come from heredity. It can be seen as curse on their body that is being followed in the family.

Vedic Astrology is based on pillars of Karmic Strength of previous lives & Energy Chakras in the body. Our good and bad Karmas are recorded in the cosmos ( as per Bhagavad Gita ). Horoscope identifies the Dosha and reveals the nature of it. No need to be afraid of its name as the severity depends on the percentage of Dosha.

Karmic strength decides our luck (fate) in this birth and same is reflected in the Vedic horoscope. We need to have a clear understanding of our Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.

  • Dharma- Knowing what is right and wrong
  • Kama - Motivation and desires
  • Artha - Making a meaningful life with fame and money
  • Moksha - Soul Liberation

Vedic Astrology guides us in understanding the same along with remedies and solution that enables planets and chakras to give us positive energy strengthening us to reach to our true objectives and goals (personal, family, wealth, health and ecosystem).

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