The Hand of Hamsa: Interpretation across the Globe

Nafisa Ali Sayed


Symbolism cultivates artistic and human endeavors, things that can’t be expressed through words. This paper highlights the different interpretations of the Hand of Hamsa that have been adopted by different sects across the world along similar lines. The prime rationale of the Hand of Hamsa or Hand of Fatima was o serve as an amulet or talisman to ward off evil. It aims to capture the essence of its origin and draw similarity amongst different cultures adopting it as a talisman with diverse philosophical and religious connotations.

Keywords: Hand of Hamsa, Amulet, Talisman, Hand of Fatima

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