A Nazar Battu is any pattern or object used to ward off the evil eye. This superstition is majorly prevalent in and practised by the North Indian and Pakistani communities. This practice has existed for a long time and can be dated back to the Vedic times.
The idea is to intentionally introduce any form of imperfection to an object or a person so that they are protected from any evil spirit with malicious intents. A Nazar Battu can be of any form, such as charm bracelets, tattoos, icons or other symbolic patterns, charms and practices.
When somewhere a mother puts a black mark on the side of her baby’s face, a man puts a demon’s face outside his house or a vendor might tie a string of lemons and chillies outside his shop, they all do this to protect something they love. India Imprints recognizes and respects the tradition and the emotions behind this ancient practice.