Role of Rahu And Ketu In The Pitra Dosha In Your Horoscope

Today, we discuss the consequences of the Pitra Dosha in light of Rahu and Ketu in your horoscope. We also share astrological remedies that can be followed to reduce the suffering experienced due to the malefic effects of Pitra Dosha in your life.

Role of Rahu And Ketu In The Pitra Dosha In Your Horoscope


Previous Life’s Karma lays the blueprint of how our life will unfold in the future on the basis of the good and bad karmas we did in our past life. On the basis of the same, we will have to face the repercussions of all the bad karmas of our previous life in the current one.

There are some indications that strongly suggest ‘Pitra Dosha’ in your Kundali or Horoscope. Pitra Dosha is indicated because of different houses and different planetary positions and placement found in your natal chart. Rahu and Ketu have a lead role in the formation of a Pitra Dosha in any Kundali or Horoscope.

In fact, Pitra Dosha is a result of the Bad Karmas of our previous life which is further indicated by the Chhaya Grahas or Shadow Planets commonly known as Rahu and Ketu. Pitra Dosha generally occurs when the soul of our late ancestor is not at rest due to any reason such as bad karmas done by them or their children, unfulfilled desires and wishes, sudden unnatural death of a family member at an early age, etc.

Because of Pitra Dosha (as indicated in native’s Kundali or Horoscope), we experience issues such as mental stress, confusion, chaos in life, delay in every aspect and dimension of life, ups and downs experienced in relationship, (personal relations and married life), poor financial condition, unhealthy family relationship, and emotional imbalance and turmoil.

Here we will talk at length about Pitra Dosha along with their remedies as suggested in Vedic Astrology.

Usually, Pitra Dosha is revealed in a natal chart when Moon or Sun or Jupiter is afflicted or has conjunction with Rahu or Ketu in any of the Houses in the natal chart (Kundali or Horoscope). The most serious kind of Pitra Dosha is witnessed where the above-mentioned conjunction takes place in the Fifth House (House of Intelligence, Study or education, and Gains), or the Twelfth House (House of Spirituality, Expenses and Overseas Travels). In such a case the native will experience issues such as:

  • Fluctuations and Ups and Downs in every aspect of life
  • Health
  • Family (relations and condition)
  • Love
  • Marriage
  • Professional Life
  • Personal life

Pitra Dosha, in reality, is a curse of our previous life’s Karmas that is reflected in our current life through our charts. The result of this curse will bear fruits at various intervals and stages of our life. In order to know the exact time of their occurrence, a detailed horoscope reading from a qualified and experienced astrologer is the only solution.

There are various types of results for Pitra Dosha out of which few are as follows:

  • Delay in the process of conceiving children
  • Miscarriage
  • Delay in Marriage
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Health Issues or Problems
  • Sudden Death In Family
  • Failure and Emotional Turmoil in Love Life

If certain remedies as suggest in Vedic Astrology is practiced on a regular basis without any break then one can experience relief to a large extent from the Pitra Dosha if not a complete cure.


There are certain remedies that decrease the bad effects or powers of Pitra Dosh if carried out on a daily basis without fail. Following are few of such remedies that will prove beneficial for those who are suffering from any kind of Pitra Dosha.

  • Feeding Insects and Ants

Prepare a mixture of wheat flour (500 grams), black sesame seeds (250 grams), and sugar (250 grams) and shallow fry it in little saturated butter (ghee) and store it in an air-tight container for further use. Every day, feed one spoon of this mixture to insects and ants by placing this spoonful of the mixture at the corner of any park or at the roots of a tree where it is easily accessible to the insects and ants. Make sure that you chose a dry spot where there is no water or no water reaches the spot where you place your mixture. You need to do it every day preferably in the morning and if not possible then any time of the day without any failure or break in between in order to get fast relief from the Pitra Dosha.

  • Feeding birds

It is important that you daily feed birds and fish some sort of edible. Feeding birds at a park or at a traffic signal will help you lower the bad effects of Rahu in your life. If you do not have access to fish around your locality, you can also opt for keeping an aquarium at home and feeding them. It will have similar effects as feeding them in the wild. But this needs to be done regularly without fail in order to lower the bad effects of Pitra Dosha in your life.

  • Donations

Make regular donations at Orphanage Houses, Leprosy Care Centers, and also to needy, homeless or handicapped people; at least once in a month. Make it a regular habit as it helps to curb down the ill-effects of Pitra Dosha in your life.

  • Avoid Eating Non-Vegetarian Food

Avoiding eating any sort of meat will also help make a huge dent in getting rid of or decreasing the bad effects of Pitra Dosha from your life.

  • Avoid Killing any Living Being

It is imperative for you to avoid killing any living being such as animals, birds, insects or reptiles or any other kind of living creature in order to lower the side effects of the Pitra Dosha in your natal chart.

These remedies will gradually diminish the bad effects of Pitra Dosha and will also decrease the negative effects of any malefic planet existing in your natal chart.