Ancestral Problems

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Sometimes we face incessant problems and despite best efforts there is no respite. So much so that the entire family has a dark cloud over it where all members are suffering. This suffering could include problems such as marital disharmony, addictions, miscarriages, feuds within family members and financial problems. We are bewildered and try to overcome them but we are kept at bay because the root of such problems lies in the spiritual dimension. These problems are caused by our deceased ancestors. Such ancestral problems are levied to us descendants so that we take notice and help them in their afterlife. One of the reasons why all family members are affected is because they have the same ancestors. It is a cry of hope by our deceased ancestors as after death they are in the form of a subtle body or spirits and cannot do spiritual practice. Very simple and basic daily efforts can help alleviate our ancestral distress and give momentum to ancestral spirits in their afterlife. In this section learn how we can protect ourselves from problems caused by ancestral spirits and assist our departed ancestors in the afterlife.


Research articles

What are ancestral problems?

Believe it or not, problems like marital disharmony, addiction, and miscarriages are due to ancestral spirits.

Why would my departed loved ones and my other ancestors want to give me pain?

We find it unimaginable to believe that our close family members and relatives who have passed away would deliberately cause problems in our lives. Learn the two main reasons why they cause pain to us out of desperation.

Who all are included in our ancestors?

Understand the criteria of who are included as ancestral spirits.

What type of ancestors need help?

Ancestors between the 20-30% spiritual level need our help the most.

Up to which generation of our ancestors are most likely to affect us?

Learn up to which generation of ancestral spirits affect us and the reason why.

It is said that sometimes our ancestors help us, is it correct?

Some people and cultures across the world believe that their departed ancestors look over then and help them in their lives. Is it true?

How is it that an ancestor at lower spiritual level has the strength to trouble but not to help?

In nearly all cases, ‘help’ from ancestral spirits is limited to worldly help and not spiritual. Hence, when this is the case, ancestral spirits are not able to harness Divine Energy to assist them in helping their descendants.

Ancestor Worship and Ancestor Veneration

Ancestor veneration or ancestor worship is practiced in some form or another throughout the world. Find out if these practices are beneficial or detrimental for ancestral spirits?

What is the spiritual perspective on contacting my departed relatives through a medium or a Ouija board?

Understand why communicating with the dead has absolutely no spiritual value and rather causes loss for the deceased ancestor. Also, in almost all cases it misguides the surviving relatives.

Dreams of Departed Family Members and Ancestors

This article provides insight into the meaning of recurrent dreams of ancestral spirits, dead family members and what should be done by the surviving relative when they get such dreams.

Planning one’s wedding after the death of a close relative such as one’s parents

For those who are in a quandary about wedding plans due to the sudden death of a close relative such as one’s father or mother, this article provides spiritual perspectives to keep in mind.

Spiritual experiences related to Pitrupaksha - Mrs Shweta Clarke

Read how Shweta Clarke and her husband had spiritual experiences and experienced significant benefits by performing rituals as per the spiritual science for departed ancestors.

Spiritual experiences related to Pitrupaksha – Ms Petra Stich

Petra Stich performed a simplified version of Shraddha, a ritual for departed ancestors, and she noticed improvements in her spiritual practice and well-being.

Spiritual experiences related to Pitrupaksha – Mrs Radha Mallick

Radha Mallick got a spiritual experience that when the Shraddha ritual is done with spiritual emotion as per the spiritual science, it benefits our departed ancestors.

Spiritual experiences related to Pitrupaksha – Mr Alvaro Garrido

Alvaro Garrido experienced intense spiritual emotion by performing Shraddha for his departed ancestors.

Significance of feeding crows during the Shraddha ritual in Pitrupaksha

Did you know that you can do something to help your departed ancestors in the afterlife ? This article explains why crows pecking at the ritualistic food offering made to departed ancestors during the Shraddha ritual can denote that they are being helped.

How does the Shraddha ritual benefit descendants ? 

Did you know that apart from helping one’s departed ancestors in the afterlife, the person performing the Shraddha ritual also gains positive energy ?

Featured Articles


c1-What-are-ancestral-problemsBelieve it or not, problems like marital disharmony, addiction, and miscarriages are due to ancestral spirits.




c2-Helping-ancestors-in-the-afterlifeAncestors between the 20-30% spiritual level need our help the most.




c3-Dreams-of-Departed-Family-MembersIn the present era, 65% of our lives are governed by destiny and for 35% of our karmas, we can use our freewill.

 Research suggested

How does one overcome ancestral problems?

By chanting the potent chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ which is the Name of Lord Datta, we can overcome ancestral problems.

What does the spiritual protective chant of Shri Gurudev Datta represent?

The protective chant of Shrī Gurudev Datta represents the Name of Lord Datta, an aspect of God who presides over the region of the deceased ancestral spirits. One of
His functions in the Universe is alleviating distress caused due to ancestral spirits.

I am a Christian. Why should I chant Lord Datta’s Name?

Quite often people from various religious backgrounds (for example, Christians or Buddhists) may question, “Why should I chant a deity’s Name that does not belong to my

Lord Datta Chant – Give and Take account

Chanting the Name of Lord Datta clears our give-and-take account with ancestral spirits. Understand the mechanism of how this works.

Why Do People Need Spiritual Help After They Die?

After death, depending on our spiritual level we go to one subtle plane of existence. As most people are not doing regular spiritual practice, many people go to the Nether region or regions of hell.

How Can We Help Our Departed Family Members in the Afterlife?

When family members die, we pay tribute to their lives by offering flowers at their grave, by publishing kind words about them in their memory in the obituary section of a newspaper or hanging the photograph of the deceased in one’s house. However, all these have no significance in helping our ancestors in the afterlife.

Disposing belongings of the deceased

After a loved one dies, many people are unsure what they should do with their articles or belongings. It is important that the surviving relatives follow certain spiritual guidelines it.

Chant for ancestral problems

When we do the protective chant of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ our departed ancestors receive spiritual help and our spiritual distress reduces.

Cremation vs Burial

Cremation is the practice of disposing of a corpse by burning and is the most spiritually beneficial death rite.

Fortnight for departed ancestral spirits and the Shraddha ritual

There is a fortnight each year when the spirits of our departed ancestors come closest to the Earth plane. Doing the Datta chant and a particular ritual can benefit our ancestors especially benefits our departed ancestors during this period.

Featured articles

e1-chanting-vs-meditationWhen we do the protective chant of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ our departed ancestors receive spiritual help and our spiritual distress reduces.




Disposing belongingsAfter a loved one dies, many people are unsure what they should do with their articles or belongings. It is important that the surviving relatives follow certain spiritual guidelines it.




e3-burial-vs-cremationCremation is the practice of disposing of a corpse by burning and is the most spiritually beneficial death rite.

Case studies

smoking and alcohol addictionSevere ancestral distress

Cyriaque explains how he overcame problems with ancestral spirits by chanting Lord Datta’s Name.

g2Dreams of departed ancestors

For 10 years, Shourya’s deceased sister would often appear to her in her dreams.

g4Mouth ulcers

Chanting Lord Datta’s Name made Virendra’s mouth ulcers disappear.

g5Unsatisfied ancestors

Trouble caused by ancestral spirits due to family traditions not being followed.

f1Ancestral problems

Read how V.D.’s ancestral problems were removed through spiritual practice.

Hand eczema curedHand eczema cured

Learn how John’s hand eczema was cured by chanting Lord Datta’s Name.

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