Dristi Doll

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At the same time do not miss to notice the bloody demonic face with horns , wide eyes, protruding tongue,and an artificial smile in an intimidating fashion. This demonic Doll is known as ‘Dristi Gombe’ in India.
Dristi Means ‘ Evil Eye’.In hindi it is well-known as ‘Buri Nazar’
This particular doll in unique in India, became part of the culture and is centuries old.

The purpose of ‘Dristi Doll’ is that, it wards off the Evil Eye and protects the Owner from the misfortunes & jealous onlookers. In other words to frighten off unpleasant & evil-minded people.

In India one can come across these ‘Dristi Dolls’ on the buildings, on the vehicles (trucks, lorries, auto rickshaws), construction sites and even during festival celebrations .(Pumpkins are painted with the demon face’)

Besides the demonic face,drishti items can include,lemon,red or green chilli,

Truly ‘Intriguing India’ . When you visit India and happen to come across this scary doll don’t get surprised or start wondering

Drishti Dolls

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Dhristi doll

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