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Dhrushti Bommai / Ward of the Evil Eye

Who is this guy??

This guy is called as ‘Dhrushti bommai’ or ‘Ward of the Evil Eye’. A superstitious belief that this immovable guy is capable of driving Evil Sprits. Local constructors in India tie these Male Barbie dolls in front of the buildings. Dhrushti dolls usually contain orishyellow straws inside Louis Philippe shirt and Trigger jean.

It is believed that, it protects the building from evil looks of people. It is crazy that people still believe these myths. I hope these dolls were not hung while constructing Taipei, Petronas tower, Sears tower, Taj Mahal etc. So why do these brainless constructors put them out??



If the constructor is not wealthy enough of buying a Male Barbie Doll (Dhrushti Bommai)…Then he goes for a Pumpkin… It contains a portail of demons face…It is painted either on White Pumpkin or Metal Plate… People believe that these coloured pumpkin protect their house from kaathu kaarupu… prevents bad souls from entering their homes.....

Sometimes people even use combination of items…
(Lemon, Red Chilli, Green Chilli, Alum, conch)


The Evil Eye pendant has the symbol of an eye worked upon it. The symbol of the eye is regarded as a potent amulet for protection against evil forces in almost every culture of the world like Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian. Thus, in Turkey, you have an eye for an eye.

The Turkish Evil Eye Pendant or the Nazar Boncugu, which literally means the “evil eye bead”, is actually a stone bead, which is worn to protect oneself from evil looks. The stone is an amalgamation of molten glass, iron, copper, water and salt. This particular combination of minerals and metals is believed to provide a shield from the forces of evil.

These Myths are blindly followed by large population all over the World…

What do you people think about these superstitious beliefs?

Do you encourage such beliefs or discourage them?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Krithika said...

hmmm..but I do think there's sum reason behind all this..not aware of it though..

5:29 PM, October 03, 2006  
Anonymous yamunan said...

hey u are still behind the ages dude. grow up to the present. nowadays ppl are changing to "kan drishti vinayagar da" think u left that poor fellow out....
dey "mocha" vukku ponannu othukaraen athukkaga blog la mokkai podatha.....

6:08 PM, October 03, 2006  
Anonymous raghuveeran said...

@krithika
no reason but myth...

@yamu
kan dhrushti vinayakar aa...dei idhu romba overru...
thought of writing something...i saw one guy buyin pumpkin on roadside...
so, worte abt these things...
so sick that ppl still follow these things....

7:08 PM, October 03, 2006  

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