There is a lot of description about "PITRADOSH" in the "Brhnyarashrora Shastra" and "Purans".¬†Many stories and examples are there which tell us that if our forefathers are not satisfied with us then we might get in serious trouble and those people who respects the memories, affection of our fore fathers and according to religion discharges their responsibilities well, would be bestowed with happiness, wealth, success and prosperity, forefathers help us in all the difficulties of our life and they invisibly defend us.
"PITRADOSH" which is a`curse‚Äô in the life of a human being, can be transformed into a `boon‚Äô. At present most of the people owe a lot to their¬†forefathers. To escape hardships we always give respect and satisfy our Parents, Teachers and all elders.
So to please our ancestors we must feed five fruits to the cow,¬†or according to our efficiencies donate grains, clothes, pots, etc,¬†in the name of our forefathers to the poor person on the day of `Amavasya‚Äô before having the food and offer¬†one fourth part of food to the birds or cow.
Every human being who follows any religion, when he is going to start some new or religious work, must remember their Ancestors and take blessings from them. If this is not possible, we must give some seasonal fruits to the poor people¬†in the name of our ancestors.
If any one member in a family is having "PITRADOSH" than the full family gets affected. So every human beings has the duty to pay respect, and always keep our forefathers in our memories.
As our body needs food, water, air, house, family, clothes, education, love and a lot of happiness, similarly a soul needs respect, affection, obedience, memories, sacrifice and performance of religious rituals to pay homage to them.¬†As the father gives love to his son, education and keeps all the happiness of their childhood. For son his father is the centre of hope and is an angel for him. Similarly, we are the¬† centre of hope for our forefathers and they are looking up to us for support.