The ancient Vedic scriptures of India assert that very generation is indebted to their ancestors. These scriptures define ancestors as not only members of our own family lineage, but also teachers, mentors, role models, friends, who have contributed to our welfare in this or previous lives, Thus, we must recognize with gratitude these countless souls who have been the harbingers of grace, wisdom, protection, and love in our lives.
All scriptures across the faiths ascertain that we reap the good and bad fruits of the actions of our predecessors. Sometimes the effects of certain maleficent actions of our ancestors become unexplained obstacles in our path. They obstruct our progress and bring about ill-effects like childlessness and lack of success despite sincere and well directed efforts. The Indian philosophy terms this as Pitru Dosha; literally meaning the sins of the (fore) fathers. The Hindu religion prescribes certain methods to honor our ancestors an appease them by offering spiritual practices for their upliftment, such as meditation, chanting, mantra repetition, and prayer.
Times music presents the album Pitru Dosh Nivaran Stotra- An invocation, ode and oblation to our forefathers. This album comprises of a selection of potent stotras, Richas and Mantras culled from the Vedas and other authentic scriptures, which aver that the spirits of our ancestors can be pleased by the recitation of chants like Pitru Dosh Nivaran Stotra, Pitru Suktam and Gajendra Moksha by their progeny. These stotras have the power to appease the deceased ancestors and help us in surmounting the inexplicable obstacles in our path. It is believed that he who listens to stotra like Gajendra Moksha Stotra a 1000 times with total faith and devotion is absolved of the strongest of Pitru Dosha.
Lets give the offering of love and gratitude to our ancestors as a gesture of support for their soul’s continued evolution!
2. Pitru Dosha Nivaran Stotra
3. Pitra Tushti Karak- Pitru Stotra
4. Pitru Suktam
5. Gajendra Moksha
6. Commentary- Shanti Paath
7. Shanti Paath