ARE PARIHARS / REMEDIES REALLY EFFECTIVE FOR DOSHAS IN HOROSCOPE?
A girl devotee asked like this:
“Dear Prabhu. You are an expert in horoscope astrology it seems coz your articles are very accurate. I have Ketu in lagna and I was married to my ex-husband who had no naga dosha. I divorced him coz we had daily quarrels. My dad did many parihar pujas for my naga dosha before marriage. Then, why did my marriage fail? Please explain”
I am putting a full stop for this serious issue today. Because many people are losing heavy money in parihars or remedies for doshas. So, as a balanced and non-commercial writer, it is my duty to reveal the fact for the benefit of the readers.
HOW DOSHAS ENTER INTO OUR HOROSCOPE?
Doshas are in fact the reflections of our dominated sins in our previous birth(s). Let me explain a few of them for your understanding:
(1) Naga Dosha in the houses related to marriage comes because we had cheated girls or boys before or after marriage after having sex in our previous birth(s). That girl/ boy would have cursed us for getting cheated. This reflects as a dosha in the first house of the horoscope.
(2) Naga Dosha in the second house occurs because we had separated the young couples (or) we ourselves had parted a good spouse (or) separated other families (or) made quarrels in the family. Therefore, in this birth, we have the difficulty in making our own family after marriage and face heated quarrels in the family.
(3) Shani Dosha in the second house of the horoscope occurs because we had cheated others financially (or) put hurdles in the growth of others (or) cheated others in properties (or) stopped the marriage of others (or) used abusive words on others in our previous birth(s). Because of this, we have problems in making the family (or) suffer financially (or) cheated by others (or) inviting problems because of our abusive words in this birth.
(4) Mangal Dosha (or) Mars Dosha in the houses related to marriage comes when we part our spouse because of sexual differences in our previous birth(s). Sexual needs will not be the same for all. Therefore, one should get satisfied with whatever level of sexual opportunities they receive in his/ her family life with the spouse. If he/ she made this as a reason for separation, this dosha comes in the next birth(s). Even if we were using angry or abusive words on others in our previous birth(s), this dosha comes.
Thus, what we did in our previous birth(s), come as a dosha in our present birth.
ARE THE PARIHARS / REMEDIES REALLY EFFECTIVE?
No. Parihars are not 100% effective in giving relief from doshas. Only if it is a mild dosha, the parihars/ remedies may give relief. But, if the dosha is strong, ie, our sins in our previous birth(s) are very serious, the parihars may give just 20-30% of relief.
It may be difficult to believe. But, it is true.
His Holiness Sri Jayendra Sarasvati Swami Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Kancheepuram, Near Chennai, was once asked like this:
“Are the parihars for the doshas in horoscopes really effective since the doshas are the result of our past sins?”
His Holiness replied like this:
“Jyothish Sastra was used in ancient days only for the common purposes like possibility for rain in a year or right time for performing the yagas, auspicious rituals, etc. (Now, we use for our personal use also). By performing the parihars, we can reduce the intensity of the dosha to some extent, but, we can not totally relieve the dosha. Only the Bhagawan is capable of removing our dosha. He is the Supreme. The Navagrahas are just small devathas. When we use an umbrella in hot sun, we can reduce the intensity of heat, but, we can not remove the feel of heat. Parihars are also like that”.
How beautifully he has explained!
It is true.
We can reduce the severity of dosha to some extent, but, we can not remove it.
Everyone should face the reactions of his past karma. There is no point of escaping from our karma through some rituals spending some money.
WHY PARIHARS / REMEDIES ARE NOT USEFUL FOR FULL RELIEF FROM DOSHAS?
Just read the four examples given by me in the beginning of this reply. After spoiling the life of innocent girls/ boys (or) after separating the good couples (or) after cheating the properties of others in our previous birth(s), we like to get relieved just by doing some rituals spending a few hundreds or thousands of rupees.
Can we compensate the agony of that cheated girl or person just by performing some rituals?
Will her/ his burning stomach get cooled with these rituals?
That is why, some marriages between the couples having this dosha fail even after performing remedial rituals (parihars).
So, the conclusion is : We can just reduce the severity of dosha by about 20-30% and we can not totally escape from that.
We have to face them.
ARE THERE NO OTHER WAY FOR GETTING RID OF DOSHAS?
Straight routes are there, but, they are to be followed with determination and you have to do some sacrifice/ compromise.
Let me tell them here:
(1) ACCEPT THE PUNISHMENTS:
First be convinced that you are facing the reactions of your past karma. Keep on crying to the Lord for forgiving your past mistakes. At the same time, accept the reality of your life according to the dosha. If you have no marriage in this birth because of the combination of this dosha and the weak venus or seventh house, accept it, lead a disciplined bachelor life and involve in devotional way of life seriously. If you have no wealth, accept it and lead a simple life. Just keep on taking efforts for marriage or earning, but, accept whatever you get. Do not add new karma by spoiling the life of others or paining others in this birth.
(2) LEAD THE LIFE WITH A PERSON HAVING THE SAME DOSHA IN THE SIMILAR INTENSITY:
Yes. If you have a dosha, marry a person having the same dosha with the same intensity. This may give you a married life without separation, but, you will have to be ready to face some heat of the effects of dosha within the married life. Since two similar natured persons live in a house, there may be some ego differences, but, this similar nature may help to understand each other. To reduce the effects of dosha, after marrying a person with the same dosha, you should lead a life with devotion as the main part of life. Selfish desires of expecting the benefits should be avoided.
(3) DELAY THE MARRIAGE:
The purpose of these doshas is NOT TO allow you to enjoy the pleasures when your nerves are in very active stage, ie, in the young age. However, after the age of 28 or even 30 for girls and after 33 for males, they would have crossed that very active stage and hence these doshas will not affect much. Its intensity will be less with the advancement of every year. Therefore, postpone the marriage as much as possible and marry after 28 or 30 for girls and after 33 for boys. Since they sacrifice the pleasures in their very young age, the doshas will not be that much severe after 33. However, if the venus and/ or seventh house is weak, the marriage may get delayed automatically or getting married may be difficult.. Accept that.
(4) MARRY FOR SERVING THE LORD, NOT FOR PLEASURES OR PRIDE:
This is also a better alternative. Since the purpose of doshas is to prevent you from enjoying the pleasures of life, if you marry for pleasures, it may affect you. But, if you marry to serve the Lord as husband and wife, the doshas will not affect you. However, if you start to give importance for pleasures again in married life, the doshas will wake up and start working. Always keep this in mind.
(5) LIVE AWAY FROM THE SPOUSE:
This is another alternative. Doshas will work only if the husband and wife lives in the same house. In case, the husband and wife lives in different places, the effect of dosha will not be there. They may live separately atleast till 35 years of age. After that, the doshas may not have much impact. This will be suitable for the couples who work in different places.
(6) DESERT THE ATTACHMENTS! GET RELIEVED FROM DOSHAS:
All doshas will have effect only until we have some attachments with the benefits in our every action. Therefore, lead your life like an instrument in the hands of Lord and do not do anything expecting the benefits. This too will prevent the doshas from affecting you. However, this may be difficult unless your spouse cooperates in this way of life.
(7) CHANT LORD’S NAMES:
Apart from developing detachment in the materialistic way of life as said above, Chanting the Holy names of Lord Krishna will definitely reduce the intensity of karma. While chanting, you should impart Krishna in your heart and your home. You should lead a devotional way of life. Thus, you can reduce the severity of doshas, ie, karma. Though the problems will still be there, sincere chanting can protect you from the serious consequences like separation.
(8) ACCEPT SOME DISREPUTE OR COMPROMISE:
If a person accepts some disrepute in a marriage (Eg: Inter caste marriage )(or) marrying an elder person with much age difference of 20-25, the marriage may become successful if the intensity of the dosha is not severe. Or, marrying a physically challenged person too may give a relief from the dosha.
These are the straight routes to reduce the severity of doshas or to keep the effects of doshas under suspension or to terminate them. Though these straight routes may be difficult, you can achieve them with a sustained practice and understanding the reality.
You need not spend in thousands or lakhs to get rid of dosha. As said by the acharyas, getting full relief from doshas through just a few rituals is not possible.
Hope this article has helped you to understand the secrets behind the doshas and the reality of the remedies/ parihars.
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