word 'drishti' (Evil Eye) traces its origin from
Sanskrit and its literal meaning is 'sight'. In
modern usage, its usage signifies 'evil eye' or
rather 'casting an evil-eye'. Dhristi is not a concept
borrowed from superstitions. Science explains it
as the flow of negativity that affects the person
or object towards whom it is directed.
of negativity/ negative energy
Every thought form is associated with energy. Just
as blessings and good thoughts have a positive aura
about them, so also negative emotions harness, focus,
and transmit harmful or negative energy.
Sources of these negative energies are, people who
give way to:
2. Sense of discrimination/comparison; the feeling
that other people are better than you, thereby leading
3. Spirit of vengeance/retaliation: People who curse
spitefully seeing the prosperity of their rivals.
These emotions may not manifest or surface out,
but their presence even at the subconscious level
can be destructive.
2. Lack of interest
3. Sudden illness
4. Prolonged illness (without any reason)
The Vedas have described four kinds of people:
The Satpurushas: who help others without caring
for their own well-being.
2. The Samanyas: who help others considering the
position of the self.
3. Manushya Rakshasas: who extract benefits by disturbing
the welfare of other people.
4. People who harm others without any purpose.
to the Vedas, people who belong to the last two
categories are most likely to cast an evil eye.
The ominous power of Dhristi can be subtle or immense,
depending upon the depth of negative emotions. Stronger
the emotions, greater will be the energy released.
This energy can work at the
Material level : An evil-eye on others' possessions
like wealth, property, and other accessories which
consequently deplete the victims of their resources.
2. Physical and the psychological level: The 'hale
and hearty' suddenly succumb to ill-health, or happiness
and peace of mind is lost. These are some of the
nasty effects of Dhristi. Witchcraft, black magic
etc. are advanced manifestations of Dhristi.
Dhrishti Parihaaram is a measure to ward off the
evil, cast by an evil eye. The remedy also depends
upon the source from which the negative energy has
been produced whether it is a product of witchcraft
or black magic.
methods of pariharam
Material level: Some fruits like lemon, ashgourd
and coconut have the capacity to absorb negative
energy. For example, a new automobile is run over
lemons before it starts its journey. Ashgourds are
hung at the gates of houses and babies are smeared
with collyrium on the forehead and the cheek to
ward off evil.
level: Burning camphor, when brought near any person
burns out all the negativity around the person.
It is necessary that the mind get tuned to these
media (lemons, coconuts, collyriumin which will
then absorb the negative energy) of Dhristi Parihaaram
so that they serve the desired purpose.
methods of Dhristi Parihaaram
The evil that is cast due to black magic or witchcraft
needs more powerful remedies like :
3. Mantra chanting
which need to be performed with a Guru's consultation.
The apt Pariharam will be recommended depending
upon the suffering of the victim.