Buri Nazar is a pandemic that has been scaring mothers or people for time unknown. Once you have a baby it is said that you have to protect your baby from the evil eye or buri nazar in every little activity starting from birth like no one should see your child’s face, you should not click pictures of your baby, you should not show any one your child while feeding or don’t show their bottle of milk, don’t dry their clothes out in the open and the list is endless. It is often said that the evil eye or buri Nazar your baby attracts can have multiple bad results such as bad health and much worse things too.
I have been warned so many times for posting #babyM s pictures on Instagram I was told that I am attracting trouble by doing so. Honestly that was so scary but then I decided to understand this phenomenon better.
The legend has it that pregnant women and babies both attract a lot of negative energy from the universe while they also receive a lot of blessings at the same time.
I believe this universe consists of all sorts of energies. Like we have a lot of positive energy floating around through all the good things in this world, to balance that out there is also an equal amount of negative energy if not more out there too.
I believe this is how this earth or this world or this universe is able to create a balance.
So yes I do believe in buri Nazar or evil eye but I also don’t let it control my life.
It is good to be aware of such energies and it’s even better if you can protect yourself or your loved ones from it. But not choosing to live your life to the fullest of the fear of this negative energy is the biggest punishment you can give yourself.
So once I became a mother I was also equally afraid of this ‘buri Nazar’ myself I was constantly worried that something may happen to my baby. But soon I realised that if I continue to think like this I may not be able to fully enjoy this period. So I gathered as much information as I could from my father (who is an expert in the matter of energies) and other elders about the prevention of it rather than trying to stop living my life!!
Here are some ways to protect your baby from the evil eye / buri nazar that I believe work great, even with adults.
🧿 Kajal ka Tika – black kohl dot can be made behind the ear or under the foot, cover it with some talcum powder to cover it up.
🧿 Keep a piece of solid Hing tied in a small zip lock bag & then put it in cloth pouch in baby’s bag. You can even a tie it on your baby’s cot.
🧿 A Black thread tied around the waist, wrists, ankles does wonders.
🧿 Every week on a thursday mop your house with water that contains rock salt & alum / phitkari.
🧿 While putting your baby to sleep, pray to whichever God or form of energy you believe in and ask for protection for your baby and yourself and also ask for removal of any negative energy that your child you may have attracted through the day.
🧿 Light a lamp / Diya / incense sticks / agarbatti every evening around sunset to cleanse the energy of your house. It’s best to do it in the temple of your house.
🧿Have a clean heart, don’t think negative thoughts. When your heart and mind is full of negative feelings such as hate, resentment, guilt, jealousy and unhealthy comparisons. You become a hub of negativity and also attract more negative energy. It is important to keep your energies clean, think good things, appreciate more, forgive more, stop comparing your baby, yourself or your life with others, crib less, complain less, stay calm & stay happy.
In the end trust the process, believe in the good, nurture your surroundings. Become a source of positivity & all will be well.