THIS incident happened some 10 years ago right in the heart of the city of Madras.
In Madras, there is a place called Kodambakkam, which is quite popular for housing many of the cine studios for several decades. Over a period of time and due to advancement of technologies in the film industry, some of the studios were sold out and apartments started mushrooming. In one of those sites, this particular incident happened. Because there is still a well located apartment complex as of this date, I do not want to give the studio’s name or the apartment’s name, which is actually named after the studio in Saligramam in Madras. I would also like to mention about the aspects of Mohini.
Mohini is a feminine ghost, who generally comes after bachelors, especially in certain places. They come after these persons for quenching their sexual appetite. Persons who have experienced Mohini attacks have opined that it requires superhuman stamina to withstand such seduction and it would generally be two days before they become normal-self to carry out their normal routine work. Such would be the exhaustion on the part of the person attacked by Mohini.
At the site meant for construction of apartments after the demolition of the studio, generally in these areas where it is tropical, thatched huts would come up for housing the persons guarding the construction materials, etc. Generally, the construction workers take turns in staying overnight in those huts or in hot summer time, they usually put up a cot outside the thatched hut during night time to sleep. The incidents started happening as and when the person watching the site stays outside the hut to catch the night sleep. These assaults are made only on bachelors. Whenever a married person stays overnight and even sleeps outside the hut, there was no report of such incident.
On one night, a bachelor was staying and he experienced having a sexual relationship with a woman, however, who was not visible to him. After that night, he overslept and was not able to get up from bed even at around 9 a.m. He could not discharge his normal duties throughout that day and even next day. Everyone, at the first instance, thought that this man drunk a lot and hence due to hangover, he was not able to perform his duties. A couple of days later, the same kind of experience happened to another person but this time, to a person who never drank in his lifetime. While everybody was skeptical about the narrations given by the two persons about the experience which were almost similar, nobody could dispute it either because married persons never experienced such happenings.
The construction persons gave a serious thought to solve this peculiar problem when the incidents started repeating on a few more persons and on the same invidicuals on two occasions. They approached my friend’s father, Mr. Subramaniam, who was a religious person and who knows about the designs and activities of such Mohinis. Me and his son, Bala, were with him when he visited the site. He stopped us at one particular place and told us not to venture further into the site because we were also bachelors at that time. He immediately felt the presence of one Mohini. He took some sand from that place and in his residence; he started reading some old books and consulted one of the elderly persons well-versed in mantras. Bala and I were not allowed to discuss the issue with anybody and were not even allowed to stay in the room when he was discussing these aspects. However, we overheard what was going on from my friend’s room.
Mr. Subramaniam stated that this Mohini had an unquenched sexual thirst in the previous birth as a spirit and owing to the fact that in the previous birth, the spirit expired in an accident. The spirit transformed into a Mohini and started quenching its desires through these kinds of relationships with bachelors.
He did some poojas and gave one Sudarsana Chakra (a highly religious and potent piece of tin loaded with mantras) and asked the persons to nail it before the thatched hut. One more chakra was nailed at the far end of the site, where one more thatched hut was located. After that there were no more attacks until the construction was over.
My friend and I were really scared for months about such incidents and did not go to that site even after its construction for nearly two years even though my friends were staying in the newly constructed apartments. But no incident has been reported until now. My friend’s father Mr. Subramaniam still says that Mohini would have gone to some other place to quenchi its desires and advised bachelors not to venture into lonely places especially in the evenings or late in the evenings.
When I narrated the earlier incident of Mr. Narayanan (which was reported in my earlier write-up Lady Ghost calling Nam), he said that it was also one of the manifestations of Mohini. Had Mr. Narayanan turned his face, he would have met the same fate as what has happened to the bachelors in the construction site and probably something more fatal.
In retrospect, if I think about this incident, I still have shivers down my spine and my friend, Bala also feels the same way.