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A malicious stare is known as the evil eye. It is generally born out of jealousy and is normally directed towards an individual or a group of persons. It is widely believed that an evil eye is very similar to a curse and that it can bring harm and misfortune to the people who are at the receiving end. Different religions, civilizations and cultures have devised different protective mechanisms for warding off the effects of such evil eyes.
This sloka invokes Lord Bhairava, describes his form and bows to him in prayer. Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, the supreme God of destruction. He has a dog as his mount. He is believed to be a wandering God and the controller of the various directions. There are as many as 64 Bhiaravas, for whom, Maha Swarna Kala Bhairava or simply Kala Bhairava remains as the ruler. Kala means time and the scriptures regard Kala Bhairava as the supreme Lord of universal time and eternity.
Chanting this sloka will please this mighty God and get his blessings for the devotees, which can ward off the effects of evil eyes on them.
This sloka (hymn) describes the facets of Bhairav who is one of the most fierce manifestations of Lord Shiva.
Raktha jvaala jatadharam suvimalam rakthaanga tejomayam
Thrutvaa soola kabaala paacha damaruth lokasya rakshaakaram
Nirvaanam kana vaahanam trinayanam aananda kolaahalam
Vandhe sarva pisaasa naadha vadukam kshetrasya paalam sivam
Oh Lord Bhairav, you have reddish shining hair, and bright body. You have a trident, skull and drum as your weapons and you protect the world. You have a dog as your vehicle or ‘Vahan’. You are in the form of Joy. You control goblins, carcasses, and phantoms, you are the preserver of Punya (holy) Kshetras.(Places) I bow to you!
By chanting this sloka (hymn) on the day of the waning moon ‘Ashtami thiti’, the benefit can come to everyone and one can get rid of evil eye.
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.