Fear has many faces-Nicolas Roeg


In this image of Ash Gourds (green pumpkin), notice the painted demonic face with wide eyes, protruding tongue, and an artificial smile in an intimidating fashion.

This demonic face is known as ‘Drishti Gombe’ in India.

Dristi Means ‘Evil Eye’

In  Hindi, it is well-known as ‘Buri Nazar’

What is the evil eye?

An evil eye is an envious eye.

The true evil eye is a curse transmitted through a malicious glare because of envy and can cause immense harm to the person/property when cursed.

Simply put, the curse of the evil eye is such that it will undo the recipient’s good fortune.

So nullify the effects of an evil eye with another demonic face!

Purpose of Drishti Doll

  • It wards off the Evil Eye
  • Protects the Owner from misfortunes & jealous onlookers
  • Frighten off unpleasant & evil-minded people

Where do you find the Drishti Dolls?

It’s commonly found in South India

One can come across these ‘Dristi Dolls’

  • on the buildings
  • on the vehicles (trucks, lorries, auto rickshaws),
  • construction sites
  • During festival celebrations. (Pumpkins are painted with the demon face as in the photo)
  • Besides the demonic face, Dristi items can include, lemon, red or green chilly

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



Don’t send envious glances at people because you are jealous of them.

May God protect you from the evil eyes.

“The evil eye is real and should not be taken lightly.

Most people are negligent in protecting themselves and do not worry about showing off their blessings; posting every detail of their life on social media.

Know that not everyone who sees your story will be happy for you!”

Firdaus Shazz

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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