Palli Dosham (Balli Shastra) – The Lizard Effects and Remedies

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The common house lizard (also called ‘gecko’), is a native of Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, house lizard, or Moon Lizard. The affect of Palli Dosham in our area has some importance to the cause and effect of lizards falling on human.


House Lizard
House Lizard

They can be seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects attracted to porch lights, hence their name “house gecko”. Spread around the world by ships, these geckos are now common in the Deep South of the United States, large parts of tropical and sub-tropical Australia, and many other countries in South and Central America, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. They grow to a length of between 3 to 6 inches, and live for about 5 years. These small geckos are non-venomous and harmless to humans. Medium to large geckos may bite if distressed, however their bite is gentle and will not pierce skin.

According to the Tamil vedic beliefs, life of every men and women in earth is pre-determined including his happiness, wealth, marriage, children, occupation, death etc. Lizards falling on our body parts is an indirect indication of our good and bad times. Refer to the chart below for traditional predictions.

Lizard Falling Effect on Men
Lizard Falling Effect on Women
Body part
Body part
Arm Financial loss / Failure Ankle Complexity / Trouble
Back foot Get ready for a journey Backside Expect death news
Both lips together Fear of death Both lips together Ready to face difficulties
Face Expect financial profits Breast Unhappiness may occur
Fingers Expect visitors and old friends Calf of the leg Expect visitors
Forehead Lack of involvement / Separation Chest Its for good
Head Be ready for disputes / Clashes Fingers Get ornaments
Left arm May bring shame on you Hair Knot Worry about sickness
Left ear Beneficial / Income Hands Expect financial profits
Left eye Its for good Head Afraid of death
Left of the backside Victory / Gain Knees Fondness / Affection
Lower Lip Expect financial profits Left eye Get love from your man
Mouth Fear of bad health condition Left hand Creates mental stress
Mustache Expect hurdles Lower lip You’ll get new things
Night dreams Fear of king or Ruler Nails Conflicts / Arguments
Right arm Trouble / Complexity Right arm Romance ahead
Right cheek Sadness Right cheek Male child may born
Right eye Un-successful / Fail / Lost Right eye Creates mental stress
Thighs Loss of clothing Right leg You will be defeated / Loss
Toes Physical illness Shoulders Getting ornaments
Top head Afraid of death Thighs Expect romance
Upper Lip Be ready for disputes Toes Male child may born
Wrist Beautification / Modification Upper lip Be ready for disputes
Upper Right ear Expect financial profits

More importantly, you don’t want to get rid of them. If they’re there, its because there’s food there. Food for them is small insects, mosquitoes, gnats, flies, spiders, silverfish, cockroaches, etc. They can eat a dozen or more of these bugs every day.  1 lizard eats 10 to 15 insects a day, that is approximately = 5,400 insects per year. Think about that for a minute and do the math.


If the lizard falls on the body part that indicates bad effect, the remedies include that you immediately take a bath, visit some temple near you, light lamp to God, recite “Maha mrityunjaya mantra”. Gowli Shastra and Palli vizhum palan / Dhosham are superstitions of lizard chirping and falling.Remedies also include by touching picture of Kanchipuram golden Lizard or by touching the people who visited Kanchipuram and touched the golden Lizard, the silver lizard along with the sun and moon images on the roof it is believed to remove all ill effects or doshas caused due to the falling of lizards in the past and in future.

However, there are several ways to get rid of these lizards:

  • Lizards are repelled by the smell of eggs. After you use eggs, keep the shells and strew them around the house, especially near doors and windows.
  • Make your own lizard death-balls by combining coffee powder and tobacco powder and rolling them into small balls. Stick them on toothpicks or matchsticks and leave them around the house.
  • Keep cloves of garlic near doors and windows to keep away the pests.
  • We know naphthalene balls are good for keeping small bedbugs and pests away from our homes, turns out they work on lizards as well – the pungent smell repels these lizards.
  • Bird feathers are natural predators of lizards. Hang a few bird feathers around the house – lizards will be scared away, thinking there are birds in the area.

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Saras Chelladurai

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