According to the – Puranas, in a family set-up, there are bound to be bitter quarrels over domestic issues, property matters, matrimonial alliances, sharing of wealth etc. On many such occasions, the offspring may act against family tradition and flout all rules governing it. As a result of which, we experience unhappiness and undergo a lot of stress, effecting even future generations. It becomes imperative that one performs “Pitru Shanti Puja” to appease the souls of grieving ancestors and free oneself from the influence of these debilitating forces that wreak havoc in our lives. Apart from the puja performed under the specific trees, one must also give alms in charity like food, clothes, household articles etc. Also on every New Moon Day, Puja is to be performed to appease the Pitru Devatas – deities governing the regions inhabited by the souls of our ancestors.