Jharra, meaning “sweep” in Sanskrit, is a healing technique in which the practitioner repeats a mantra while sweeping peacock feathers over a person’s body. This sweeping clears out dis-harmony and allows the natural harmony and balance to be restored. 
  • Energy Healing, cleans the Energy Body
  • Relieves Stress and Reduces Anxiety
  • Allows natural harmony to preside.
  • Prominent form of healing practiced in Vedic times
  • A gift to the world from Haidakhan Babaji

Jharra was a prominent form of healing practiced in Vedic times, prior to the use of herbs and medicines. Dis-ease or dis-comfort are considered to be dis-harmonies. The sweeping, combined with mantras, restores harmony and balance, thereby eliminating dis-ease and dis-comfort.

Basics of a Jharra session

In person:

The recipient sits in a chair or lies down–whatever is most comfortable or accessible.

The Jharra practitioner holds the peacock feathers in the right hand, and sweeps them  from the top of the recipient’s head to the bottom of their feet. Once past the feet, the feathers are tapped onto the ground, releasing what was swept through the energy field into the earth. Sometimes, following the session, the recipient is given vibhuti (sacred ash) from a Fire Ceremony.

The session lasts approximately 25-35 minutes from beginning to end, but extra time may be spent on any “problem” areas.

To prepare for a session:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing of natural fiber.
  • Be prepared to remove your shoes.
  • Quiet the mind, and open to receive.
  • A light cloth or sheet will be available, for those who are tickled by the feathers.


Jharra can also be given and received remotely. In this case, the recipient sits quietly to receive the energy, while the practitioner sweeps a representative symbol of the recipient (for example a photo or drawing of the recipient), or connects with the recipient via a video-call (like Skype).

As with in-person,  the session lasts approximately 25-35 minutes from beginning to end. The recipient may choose to receive the session just before falling asleep, so the energy may continue through the subconscious state.

The Mantras

The Jharra mantras invoke aspects of the Divine Father and the Divine Mother. They invoke healing and protection, harmony and peace, nurturing and support, fulfillment and sustenance.

The mantras have been transferred to the practitioner’s auric field, by a Jharra Master, who was trained at the Haidakhan Ashram. The practitioner has repeated the mantra thousands of times to “charge” the mantra in their consciousness. Repetition is a way of building up the “chi” or universal life energy within oneself so the mantra-energy will pass through the feathers in a pure and unencumbered way. The charged-up healing mantras go from the energy field of the practitioner, through the feathers, and into the auric field of the recipient, removing dis-harmony and restoring harmony.

Why peacock feathers?

Peacock feathers hold all the colors of the rainbow/chakras (balance and harmony symbol) plus the ‘eye’ in the feather represents the third eye, or intuition. Kalbhairav is the Black aspect of Shiva, God of healing and protection; the feathers connect the practitioner and the recipient to this healing, protective energy. Batuk, who is the young form of Kalbhairav, is often pictured carrying a bundle of peacock feathers.

About Susan’s history with Jharra

Susan was initiation into Jharra in October, 2015, inspired by this quote from Babaji, “All of you must learn spiritual healing – jhara-phunka – and make spiritual healing centers. By that means, many people in the world will get peace and happiness.”

“Charging up” the mantras through repetition took a short time for Susan, as she was intent on being able to give Jharra.  Within just six weeks, Susan had charged up the mantras and began giving Jharra to people and animals. Within a year, Susan had counted over 500,000 of each of the mantras.

She has been offering the healing sessions to others both in person and remotely since December 2015, and to-date has given over 300 remote sessions and over two dozen in-person sessions.

What people have said about a Jharra session with Susan

“It’s so relaxing!” (In person) ~ Bina, in NJ

“My body-sensations during the whole thing were VERY relaxing, and different from normal relaxation. There were places where I had “kinks”, and they just unkinked…I felt my whole body surrounded by…a gentle enfolding.” (remote) ~Brad, in HI

“It made me high.” (In person) ~Leonard, in VA

“I felt tingling in the top left side of my head, and could feel my pulse and a warmth in my palms. My body felt a bit heavy; at the end, I had a moment of timelessness, seeing and experiencing “this” in another time/place, like remembering a dream.” (remote) ~Annakje, in MO

““It was very comforting.” (In person) ~Elvi, in VA

“[I felt] a  transparent peace  – almost invisible, arose a  quiet softness  and remained throughout…like a gentle bathing in  loving-kindness, which I understood to say that love is always present, but it is we who have to focus in relaxation  to find it; the blocks  to awareness of love’s presence  are illusory.  but  it is our belief in them that makes them  seem real, and difficult to transcend. After all, there is only God / Love.” (remote) ~Paul, Ireland

Cost of a session

  • The cost of one session, in person, is 40 USD.
  • The cost of one session, remotely or via video, is 35 USD.
  • the cost of 3 sessions is 108 USD
  • Group sessions are available at 30 USD per person, up to five people; each person receives a Jharra session, then there is sharing and discussion at the end.
  • “Sample” sessions are also available to guests at your event, on a donation basis. Call or email for more information.
  • Sessions are offered for free to hospice patients, cancer patients, and other people with terminal illness.

Text, call, or email:  908-256-2521 – susan@withpearls.com

All monies collected from these endeavors are earmarked to support the creation of a new/improved space to hold Haidakhan Fire Ceremonies, which are open to all. 

Updated for 2019