Facts about belief in Nazar

The belief in “nazar” (or “evil eye”) is a cultural belief that is found in many parts of the world, particularly in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Here are a few key facts about this belief:

  1. The belief in nazar is that certain individuals possess a powerful gaze that can cause harm or misfortune to those on whom it falls, often associated with jealousy and envy.
  2. The nazar is often directed at children, animals, or anything that is considered particularly innocent or vulnerable.
  3. To protect against the nazar, people often wear an amulet called a “nazar boncu─ču” which is typically in the shape of an eye, the blue color of the amulet is believed to reflect the harmful gaze back to the giver.
  4. The belief in nazar is not limited to any specific religion, it’s considered more of a cultural belief that is passed down through generations.
  5. The belief in nazar is popular in the Mediterranean countries, and particularly in Greece, Turkey, and Italy.
  6. The belief in nazar is not considered to be based on scientific evidence, and is often considered to be a superstition or a cultural belief.
  7. The belief in nazar can also be found in other cultures and traditions, it’s often associated with the idea that certain people have the power to cast a curse or to bring bad luck through their gaze.
  8. Some people also believe that certain actions, such as spitting or making a fist, can ward off the effects of an evil gaze.
  9. The belief in nazar is not limited to specific demographic, it can be found across different social classes, ethnic groups and cultures.