Hamsa hand is one of the most ancient amulets used in modern culture.
The symbol has been adopted by diverse communities from different religions who have shared a common understanding of the symbol's meaning - the ability to ward off the evil eye and attract divine protection.
The Hamsa is shaped as a symmetrical five-finger hand with a thumb on each side.
The Hamsa Hand symbol can be found in many places: home blessings, key chains, home décor, Hamsa pendant designs and much more.
With its many names Hamsa, Hamsa Hand (Arabic), Chamsa, Hand of God,Hand of Fatima, Hand of Miriam, Hamesh Hand (Hebrew) to name just a few - the meaning is for the most part the same
The hamsa is a Eastern Indian and Middle Eastern symbol dating back to prehistoric times designed to give protection from the evil eye, bad luck that results from the attention or jealousy of others. Today it shows up in Indian, Jewish and Muslim culture.
The Hamsa Hand is intended to ward off evil, specifically the evil eye, by deflecting the malign force downward into the earth, as a lightning rod diverts electricity. According to one tradition, the five fingers of the hamsa represent our five limbs, arms, legs, and head, the power of the enlightened being.
The Hamsa Hand is usually worn as a charm or talisman, but also appears either directly painted on walls or as a plaque. Additionally, it is hung over doors and windows.
Today, Hamsa decorates many kinds of objects and in home and office spaces. Blessings for the home or business, for example, are very popular, and so are amulets, charms, key rings and even mobile phones accessories.
When the Hamsa points to the ground, it draws female energies and good fortune. When the Hasma Hand points to the sky, it draws male energies, keeps out evil eye and bring personal safeguard.
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