Ancestor photographs- Vastu view

Ancestor photographs hold the keys to our family’s history, preserving the legacies and stories of those who came before us. They are not merely inanimate objects, but living, breathing testaments to the resilience, triumphs, and challenges that have shaped our lineage.

Each photograph is a window into the past, offering a glimpse into the lives of our forebears. Their expressions, clothing, and the settings they inhabit provide clues about their personalities, aspirations, and the world they inhabit. These ancestor photos have the power to evoke emotions, spark memories, and foster a deeper connection to our roots, reminding us of the rich tapestry woven into our family’s fabric.

Why preserving family legacy is important?

Preserving our family’s legacy is not just about honoring the past; it is about shaping the future. By keeping the stories and memories of our ancestors alive, we cultivate a sense of identity, belonging, and resilience that can be passed down to future generations.

In a world that often moves at a breakneck pace, ancestor photos provide a much-needed anchor, grounding us in the timeless traditions and values that have sustained our family throughout the generations. By cherishing and sharing these images, we can inspire our children and grandchildren to appreciate their heritage, fostering a deeper understanding of their place in the world and the unique narrative that defines their family.


Displaying ancestor photos in the house

Once you’ve selected the ancestor photos that will grace the walls of your home, it’s time to consider how to display them in a way that honors their significance. The way you choose to arrange and present these images can greatly impact the emotional resonance and storytelling power they hold.

Following are some of the important suggestions for displaying a photograph of ancestors:-

According to the principles of Vastu Shastra, the placement of ancestral photographs in the southwest direction of a house is considered auspicious. It is believed to bring blessings from our ancestors.

When choosing the location within the southwest corner, placing the photographs on a wall facing north or east is recommended.

It is important to maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of these ancestral photographs. Dusting them regularly and ensuring they are displayed in clean frames shows respect toward our ancestors and enhances the home’s positive energy.

Refrain from placing ancestral pictures in the sacred space dedicated to prayer.


When we display these ancestral photographs in our household, we experience a profound feeling of appreciation and respect.

Article by Nitien Parmar, Chief Vastu Consultant

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