What you will need to perform this ritual?
* The number of chillies to use is dependent on the amount of distress faced. The table below is a guideline for how many chillies to used in the ritual based on the severity of distress that is being faced.
|Severity of distress||Number of chillies|
|Constant heaviness of body, tingling numbness in limbs, nausea||3|
|Restlessness, sudden perspiration, negative thoughts||5|
|Loss of control on speech, sudden blurring of vision, drooling of saliva, giving bad words, suicidal thoughts||7|
|Unconsciousness, manifestation of ghost, thoughts of murder||9|
Method to perform salt, mustard seeds and chilli ritual to overcome the evil eye
Step 1: Prayer
The prayer to be made by the one on whom the ritual is being performed after offering obeisance to Lord Māruti: ‘May the evil eye cast upon me (taking his name) be cast off and may (taking the name of the person performing the ritual) not be affected by it’.
- The one performing the ritual should pray unto Lord Maruti to prevent being affected by the distressing energy.
Step 2: Taking your position
Make the person who is affected by negative energy and on whom the ritual is to be performed sit on a low wooden platform or seat facing the east with flexed knees bent towards the chest. The palms should face upwards and should be placed on the knees.
Step 3: Performing the ritual
The person performing the ritual should stand in front of the person. Take that quantity of mustard seeds and granulated salt as can be held between the fingertips in each of the fists. With regard to chillies place 1 in the left and 2 in the right fist.
Thereafter cross your fists in front of your body. The fists should be crossed like the multiplication sign.
The fists should be moved from head to foot of the affected individual, in opposite directions and then touched to the ground.
The hands are crossed only to begin with. As we begin to perform the ritual we have to separate the hands and simultaneously move the right fist in clockwise direction from head to foot and left fist in anticlockwise direction from head to foot.
After touching the ground, we again begin as above i.e. separate the hands and simultaneously move the right fist in clockwise direction from foot to head and left fist in anticlockwise direction from foot to head.
The following should be uttered when performing the ritual ‘May the evil eye cast upon him by visitors, spirits, trees, passers-by, place, be cast off and may he be protected from disease and injury’.
Reason behind moving the fists and touching them to the ground: By moving the fists as described the distressing vibrations are first imbibed in the substance used in the ritual and by touching the ground they are then pulled into the ground.
The number of movements of the fists is to be decided based on the extent of distress. Mostly the subtle-sorcerers (māntriks) do black magic in odd numbers hence the fists are moved in multiples of odd numbers.
At the end of it all the contents should be emptied onto a hot iron pan or burning coals.