One’s good fortune is almost never free from envy and resentment from others. After all, one man’s meat is another man’s poison, as the saying goes. From the greatest business tycoon to the most humble labourer, each and every one is watchful of the disturbing consequences of ‘drishta’ or ‘buri nazar’ as we Indians commonly term it.
‘Drishta’ is not a concept drawn from superstitions. Science explains it as the flow of negativity that affects the person or object towards which it is directed. Its ominous power can be subtle or immense depending upon the depth of negative emotions. Stronger the emotions greater will be the energy released.
As always, there are remedies in our age-beliefs and practices to allay its ominous effects. Some people hang coconuts, or melons or even a string threaded with a lemon and some green chillies. It is believed that they have the capacity to absorb negative energies. These are remedies on the material plane.
Drishta dosha navaran is a remedy on a spiritual level to dispel the malefic effects of these negative vibrations. Generically mantra refers to sacred words or syllables used repeatedly in religious and ceremonial rituals. As we know, the correct pronunciation and intonation of a mantra is said to create strong vibrations that effect the vibrations of every thing and being in the universe. Each mantra is believed to help one to achieve a certain goal, which may be a mission, or an objective, or the attainment of something desired. The ‘Drishta Dosha Nivaaran’ mantra, which is taken from the Markandeya Purana is a powerful set of syllables which have the power to absorb and negate all negative energties and vibrations that has the potential to harm an individual. In this album, we go through the entire ritual of Drishta Dosha Nivaaran beginning with the worshipper or ‘yajmaan’ taking a sankalp or the traditional vow for the successful completion of the rite, and then ending with the Samarpan, surrendering ourselves before the will of the Almighty. The album ends in an invocation to Goddess Kali, the Universal Mother whose divine task it is to combat and destroy the ill will and malevolence that troubles her devotees and smoothen the paths of their lives.
1. Signature Prayer
2. Badha Shanti Mantra
4. Ganesh Dhyan Mantra
5. Drishta Dosha Nivaran Mantra
7. Baal Drishta Dosha Nivaran Shloka
8. Stuti ‘Mata Kaalika’
Signature prayer for ears Inc- Sanger Martand Pandit Jasraj
Music Director and Arrangement- Kedar Pandit
Lead Singer- Uday Bhavalkar