Friday, November 16, 2012


KEEP AWAY SPIRITS FROM HOME - Many a times it so happens that you feel there is something unnatural or supernatural going around in your home. There is nothing unusual about it. You must have heard that there are some haunted places worldwide. These places are filled with supernatural activities. According to some of the most popular Hindu beliefs there are certain ways by which you can ward off evil spirits from your home. Here are some Hindu ways to do so. 
A Tulsi (basil) Plant is considered to be holy according to the Hindu beliefs. It is said that if you keep a Tulsi plant at home then the evil cannot cause any disturbances. Tulsi is a form of Goddess Lakshmi, and hence she becomes the protector of the household from evil spirits. Plant a Tulsi in a small flower pot and water it regularly. This way you can keep away all evils from home. Lamp - Light a small lamp or diya every day after you take bath in the morning and evening. It is believed that by doing so you keep the light of God and wisdom burning in your room. This is also a symbolism of your devotion to God. And as light and darkness are the opposing forces, lighting a diya will keep away all evil spirits from your home. 

Swastika - This is one of the most important symbols in Hinduism. The four blades of this symbol points to four different directions. This also represents the sun and its power. Swastika also happens to be one of the 108 symbols of lord Vishnu. It is one of the religious symbols has been used since ages in Indian homes as a sign of peace and prosperity. In order to ward off the evil spirits from your home, hang a swastika on the entrance door. According to some Hindu beliefs it makes your home secure from any evil influences. 
Om - The symbol Om is a manifestation of the universe in one. This is an old Sanskrit alphabet. It is one of the religious symbols that represent the destroyer of all evil, that is, Lord Shiva. So, it is preferable that you keep an Om in your home. This will protect your home from the evil spirits. Hang it on any wall or a door. Incense Sticks - An incense stick is burned in many religions at the time of prayer. Light some incense sticks on a regular basis in your home. It is believed that the fumes of an incense stick carry all your prayers to the God. Thus your prayers keep the home safe from the evil spirits, making it a safe haven for you.

According to Sneha, who posted the article, in order to ward of the evil spirits you need to resort to religion. As regards the most popular Hindu beliefs, these are the resources you need in order to protect your home from the evil spirits: Kepp a tulsi (basil) plant. Light a small lamp or diya every day. Keep two very important symbols in Hinduism: Swastika and Om. Burn incense sticks. You can also sprinkle water on the front door of your home in the morning and evening. Apart from follow these things regularly, we should remember that chanting the Names of the Lord is the best way to keep away all evil from home. But if one cannot remember all the names, one may simply chant, “Śrī Vishnu, Śrī Vishnu, Śrī Vishnu,” and always think of Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna.

“The evil witches known as Dākinīs, Yātudhānīs and Kushmāndas are the greatest enemies of children, and the evil spirits like Bhūtas, Pretas, Piśācas, Yakshas, Rākshasas and Vināyakas, as well as witches like Kotarā, Revatī, Jyeshthā, Pūtanā and Mātrikā, are always ready to give trouble to the body, the life air and the senses, causing loss of memory, madness and bad dreams. Like the most experienced evil stars, they all create great disturbances, especially for children, but one can vanquish them simply by uttering Lord Vishnu's name, for when Lord Vishnu's name resounds, all of them become afraid and go away.” (SB 10.6.27-29) 
If one remembers Vishnu always, even though one is disturbed by many bad elements, one can be protected without a doubt. ... The material world is full of danger (padam padam yad vipadām). Therefore one must become a Vaishnava and think of Vishnu constantly. This is made easier by the chanting of the Hare Krishna mahā-mantra.

Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda :
“Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāna)”
Canto 10: “The Summum Bonum”
Chapter 6: “The Killing of the Demon Pūtanā”
Text 27-29 - Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network -

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

1 comment:

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