1. On the day of ‘Somvati Amavasya’[refer Hindu almanac]…..offer sweetened water , sweet-meats, sacred –thread and recite ‘OM NAMO BHAGWATAY VASUDEVAI NAMAH’ 108 times while circumbulating the ‘Peepul’ Tree and asking forgiveness for one’s mistakes……..many malefic effects are removed by this ritual.
2. On every Moonless night, feed five different kinds of fruits to a cow ….
3.Reciting the ‘Mahamritunjaya Mantra’ and offering water on the ‘Shivling’ regularly offers solace and freedom from the malefic effects of ‘Pitra Dosh.’
4.Praying regularly to Goddess Maa Kali also offers benefits to ward off the ill-effects of Pitra Dosh.
5. Keeping a full meal under an Acacia Tree on a moonless night also is helpful as it gives pleasure and happiness to the departed ancestors.
6. Irrespective of beliefs and religion, at meal-time it is advisable to first take out a share of the meal for the ancestors and feed it to the cows …..,the head of the family should as a routine, practice this ritual by sparing a mouthful for the ancestors and feeding it to the crows…this practice ensure the blessings of the ancestors on the entire house-hold and its inhabitants.