1. On the day of â€˜Somvati Amavasyaâ€™[refer Hindu almanac]â€¦..offer sweetened water , sweet-meats, sacred â€“thread and recite â€˜OM NAMO BHAGWATAY VASUDEVAI NAMAHâ€™ 108 times while circumbulating the â€˜Peepulâ€™ Tree and asking forgiveness for oneâ€™s mistakesâ€¦â€¦..many malefic effects are removed by this ritual.Â
2. On every Moonless night, feed five different kinds of fruits to a cow â€¦.Â
3.Reciting the â€˜Mahamritunjaya Mantraâ€™ and offering water on the â€˜Shivlingâ€™ regularly offers solace and freedom from the malefic effects of â€˜Pitra Dosh.â€™
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 â€¦..,the head of the family should as a routine, practice this ritual by sparing a mouthful for the ancestors and feeding it to the crowsâ€¦this practice ensure the blessings of the ancestors on the entire house-hold and its inhabitants.