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Pisacha Concept in Hindu Tradition – Pishacha Badha

Pisacha are a group of beings who haunt human beings. When an individual commits suicide under emotional stress, or when the death is untimely or by accident, that individual lives, according to popular belief, in the unearthly form of a pisacha of the same gender for some period.

Pishacha Badha in folklore happens when a Pisacha enters a human body and creating troubles.

As per Hindu tradition and stories, Pisachas have supernatural powers, they have revengeful attitude and can assume any form.

It is widely believed that Pisacha have reddish and fire emitting eyes, distorted ears, turned feet and can change their size from big to small. Among the Pisacha the most dangerous are Raktapisacha (blood sucking) and Mohini (nymphomaniac).

It is believed that they feed on flesh and wine and remnant of corpses in a cremation ground.

They live in forests, dilapidated buildings, and ruined temples and in lonely and deserted places.

Pisachas can be controlled by offering prayers to Durga, Chamunda, Kali, Chowdeswari, Hanuman, Virabhadra, Venkateshwara, Subrahmanya and Manjunatheswara.