Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chillies and Lemons to Ward off Evil

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November 12, 2010
Old City, Jaipur, India
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Mason Canyon said...

Interesting, never heard of that one. But they definitely stand out on the door frame.

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RosieC said...

Beautiful picture, Rayna. What an interesting idea. Is it the spice and the tartness that are supposed to keep the evil away?

Rayna M. Iyer said...

In many parts of India, people hang a string of chillies and lemons, tied up with a piece of coal to ward off evil. To be honest, I am not sure what the chillies and lemons are meant to do, but I would think it is not unlike garlic keeping vampires away.

Diandra said...

Hehe, I am tempted to do the same... or maybe mix chilies with rocks in a protection bottle... thanks for the inspiration!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Diandra - whether it helps or not, it can't hurt, so why not try.