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7 Generations of Good Luck: The Ancient Ritual of Black Sesame Seeds on Sarv Pitri Amavasya

Sarva Pitru Amavasya Ke Upay: Resolving Ancestral Issues with Jyotish Shastra

In the realm of Jyotish Shastra, the wrath of ancestors affects not just the present generation but extends its consequences to future ones as well. Familial discord, financial setbacks, persistent illnesses, and stagnation in lineage growth are some of the tribulations one might face due to ancestral displeasure. To receive the blessings of our forefathers and mitigate these issues, observing the Pitru Paksha during Sarva Pitru Amavasya becomes imperative. In addition to this, we will explore remedies to pacify Pitru Dosha.

Understanding the Significance of Sarva Pitru Amavasya

On the 14th of October 2023, a Saturday, Sarva Pitru Amavasya will grace us. This auspicious day, falling on a Saturday, presents a unique opportunity to alleviate the effects of Pitru Dosha by performing specific rituals and remedies involving sesame seeds.

Remedies for Sarva Pitru Amavasya

  1. Perform Tarpan with Sesame Seeds: While you can practice this remedy on any Amavasya, it holds greater significance during Pitru Paksha. On Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarva Pitru Amavasya, immerse sesame seeds in water, chant the names of your ancestors, and offer Tarpan. This ritual aids in liberating your ancestors’ souls from Pitru Dosha.
  2. Immersing Sesame Seeds in Water for Surya Arghya: On Sarva Pitru Amavasya, take black sesame seeds and immerse them in a bowl of water. During sunrise, offer this water to Lord Surya (the Sun God). This act not only pleases your ancestors but also provides relief from the malefic effects of Saturn’s Sade Sati or Dhaiyya.
  3. Donating Sesame Seeds on Saturday: As Sarva Pitru Amavasya coincides with a Saturday, donating sesame seeds on this day can appease your ancestors and bestow their blessings upon you.
  4. Abhishek of Shani Dev with Sesame Seeds: Perform Abhishek (ritualistic bath) of the Shani Dev idol using a mixture of water and black sesame seeds on this day. This ritual can alleviate the influence of Pitru Dosha and Shani Dosha in your life.
  5. Offering Sesame Seeds to Crows: Feeding crows with a mixture of sesame seeds and cooked rice on Sarva Pitru Amavasya is believed to bring contentment to your ancestors.
  6. Meditate and Pray: Spend some time in meditation and prayer, seeking the forgiveness and blessings of your ancestors. Express your gratitude and request them to release you from any ancestral burdens.
  7. Seek Guidance from an Astrologer: Consult an experienced Jyotish (astrologer) who can analyze your birth chart for any specific remedies or rituals tailored to your individual circumstances.


Sarva Pitru Amavasya, falling on a Saturday this year, presents a unique opportunity to address ancestral issues and seek blessings from your forefathers. By performing these remedies involving sesame seeds and sincere prayers, you can mitigate the negative effects of Pitru Dosha and usher in positivity, peace, and prosperity into your life.