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Evil eye protection for home

[ecis2016.org] Here’s how home owners can use evil eye pendant, bracelet, necklace and other décor items for evil eye protection at home

An evil eye amulet (bead or disc), usually of a blue-coloured eye with a dark blue circle around it. Often referred to as ‘evil eye’, this ocular amulet is a charm meant to ward off evil eyes. It is a commonly used evil eye protection tool, to protect homes and people from negative energies and misfortune.

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Evil eye meaning: What is an evil eye charm?

An evil eye is a charm that is believed to protect from negative energies and bad luck.

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Evil eye protection for home

 

An evil eye is a talisman or amulet, designed in the shape of an eye in blue colour, signifying protection.

 

Evil eye protection for home

 

An evil eye charm has a bright blue iris, sometimes a black iris, bordered by circles of white and dark blue colours.

 

Evil eye protection for home

 

People across the world hang the evil eye talisman in their homes for protection and blessings.

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Origin of evil eye protection amulet

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For centuries, people believed in the power of talismans or amulets to protect them from the unknown. Many civilisations across the world believe that a person can cause harm to others through his thoughts. The evil eye is believed to be a malicious glance that can bring bad luck to anyone receiving it.

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The evil eye symbol or ‘nazar amulet’ is a good luck charm, first documented by the Mesopotamians about 5,000 years ago. Interestingly, the evil eye symbol is also found in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu cultures. It is also associated with Greek, ancient Egypt and even Turkish civilizations. Both, Feng Shui and Vastu practitioners, suggest using an evil eye amulet as a protective shield against negative energies.

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Materials and colours of evil eye charm and their meaning

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An evil eye charm is available in various sizes, made up of ceramic, clay, glass, wood, acrylic, metal, etc. The most popular ones are the Turkish evil eye beads, round and made up of glass with blue and white concentric circles, resembling a wide-open eye.

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Various kinds of evil eye beads in different colors are available, however the most accepted evil eye bead colour is blue.

Let us look at the significance behind evil eyes’ colours.

  • The dark blue evil eye signifies good karma, positive energy such as commitment, motivation, and protection against the evil eye.
  • The light blue evil eye is linked to sky, which signifies wide horizons and protection against the evil eye.
  • Yellow or golden evil eyes, resembling the sun, signify energy, strength and protection against diseases.
  • An orange evil eye is associated with happiness, creativity and fulfillment of dreams.
  • A pink evil eye is associated with relaxation and leads to friendships and love.
  • A green evil eye symbolises a balanced life full of enjoyment, new ideas and happiness.

 

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  • A brown evil eye is for protection against natural forces. It comforts you with stability and growth.
  • A purple evil eye is associated with spirituality. It removes obstacles and creates a balance in life.
  • A white evil eye symbolises goodness, wealth, purity, opportunities and new beginnings.
  • A red evil eye provides energy, strength and courage, to face the problems of life.
  • A grey evil eye protects against sadness.

 

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  • A black evil eye is the least popular one; it is associated with power and gives protection against bad luck and adversity.

 

Benefits of keeping evil eye charm at home as per Vastu and Feng Shui

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The evil eye’s connotation comes from the view that people who are successful, attract bad glance from those around them. According to Vastu Shastra, the energy in a house has a profound effect on its occupants. So, there should be positive atmosphere in a house. An evil eye charm at home brings good luck and protects you from ill that can otherwise harm you, thereby neutralising negative energy and converting it into positive vibes.

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According to Feng Shui, the Chinese evil eye charm is like the Bagua mirror. It is used to protect against negative energy and prevent any ‘Sha Qi’ (negative energy) that may be present outside the home.

 

Correct placement of evil eye at home

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An evil eye charm is usually held or mounted in homes as wall-hangings, along with ‘nazar dosh’ beads. Hang it at your entrance to nullify bad energies from entering your house.

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 The evil eye can also be placed in a living room. Its direction should be opposite to that of guests. For example, if guests sit in the east, the evil eye should be in the west. You can also hang an evil eye glass on windows. It can also be hung in a bedroom or in children’s bedroom to create a harmonious, pleasant and peaceful ambiance.

 

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Hanging it on a garden tree would attract all favorable energies. Avoid facing it southwards.

You can also keep it at workplace or on the desk to shield yourself from negative energy.

 

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The ancient evil eye talisman has not only inspired jewelry designers but also interior designers. The evil eye motif can be used on tableware lamps, fabrics frames, etc., to give the home protection. There are various types of evil eye designs available for home furnishings and decorations. 

One gets wall hanging with evil eye designs made from glass, porcelain silver, or even macramé. Further, a house can be decorated with wind chimes and sun catchers with evil eye motifs.

 

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Evil eye protection for home

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Evil eye protection for home

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There are lovely coasters, cups, wall clocks, cushions, napkin rings, wall plates carpets, and even candles, torans and wall plates, all designed with evil eye charms.

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Some of the wall decorations combine evil eyes with other good luck symbols such as elephant statue, peacock, or butterfly. Try and pick one or two pieces but avoid filling your home with too many evil eye-designed accessories.

 

Simple remedies to protect your home from evil eye

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Here are a few beliefs that commonly practiced in Indian tradition, to repel negative energies from home:

Hamsa hand for evil eye protection

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Hamsa is an ancient middle-eastern symbol, regarded as a protective talisman that brings good fortune, health and happiness. The most common representations are Hamsa (Khamsa in Arabic), the symbol of a hand with an eye at center of the palm. Hamsa protects its owner from ‘Ayin Hara’ also known as evil eye. The best option is to place the Hamsa hand on the main entrance as it is believed to repel bad energy from entering the house.

 

Lemon and chilies

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Hanging a lemon and seven chilies together at the main house entrance is said to keep negative energy away.

 

Auspicious symbols like Om and Swastika

Evil eye protection for home

 

Auspicious symbols like Swastika, Om, Trishul, a dancing peacock, or cow and calf hung on the two main pillars of a house or at the main door, also protect from evil eye and bring good fortune.

 

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A rangoli or toran with fresh flowers, is also believed to ward off evil energies and bring good fortune.

 

Nazar Battu face mask

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‘Nazar Battu’ is a totem, or an object having spiritual significance and when hung at the entrance of a house, it blocks negative energies from entering the house. A ‘Mahakal’ face mask at the entrance prevents any kind of bad energies from entering the home and is very popular.

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Incense sticks

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The aroma of incense sticks removes negative energies, elevates the mood and spreads peace all around.

 

Salt

It is believed that sprinkling salt at corners of a room and carpets removes negative energy from the house. Salt crystals are believed to have an ability to absorb negative energy. 

Ringing bells and chanting mantras

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Ringing bells and chanting mantras like Hanuman Chalisa and Gayatri Mantra, also aid in cleansing negative energies and provides protection and peace.

 

Evil eye jewelry 

Evil eye pendant

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Evil eye bracelet

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FAQs

What is the other name for eye evil?

The evil eye is also known as ‘Mati’ in Greece, ‘Mal De Ojo’ in Spanish, ‘Nazar Boncuk’ in Turkey, ‘Ojo Turco’, or ‘Nazar’ or ‘Drishti Dosh’ in India. Hawaiians call the evil eye as ‘Make Pilau’ (rotten eyes), while Italians call it ‘Malocchio’ (bad eye). In Portuguese, it is called ‘Mau olhado’.

What are the benefits of wearing evil eye jewelry?

The evil eye jewelry has gained a lot of popularity. It is believed that it protects from evil and negative energy and gives peace. Evil eye bracelets, rings and necklaces with evil eye symbols protect one from evil eye glances.

What does it mean if an evil eye breaks?

It is believed that if your evil eye amulet cracks or breaks, it has done its job of protecting you from misfortune or bad luck. It should be replaced with a new evil eye. A broken evil eye should not be placed at home.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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