The jewels and money disappeared on its own. The dhotis and sarees tore mysteriously. It was clear that all this was the result of a malevolent force. So the family sought the help of a sorcerer and performed rites of exorcism and penance. It did not help. The head of the family came to Periyava who is the very embodiment of all mantras. Periyava listened to him patiently.
A devotee named Ravi was seated at a distance performing the Lalitha Sahasranama parayanam. With a snap of his fingers, Periyava stopped the reading. Turning to the devotee he said, "Ask him which sloka he is reading now. You may chant it a thousand times".
The devotee learnt the sloka that Ravi was reading at that moment and chanted it a thousand times. There were no more disturbing events thereafter, such as articles vanishing from the cupboard etc.
It is human nature to be curious about that particular sloka. Of course, each sloka in Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam has immense potential, and they take their time to give results. But if it is to bear fruit at once, the command, "Chant this sloka", should come from Periyava's own lips. For, that is the very word of Lalitambika!
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara!