17 March 2008


The nimbu-mirchi is as ubiquitous in India as the hanging Christian stampita or scapular is back home. You may debate me on this, but they serve the same purpose: to ward off the "evil eye".

It consists of one nimbu or lemon, and seven mirchi or chilis. The latter count for seven days in the week. After one week, you must replace it, to keep your protection going.

Apparently some people forget to.

Take a look at this freaky nimbu with some voodoo-doll like thing. I was imagining that the owner was wishing someone to be crushed by a large citrus boulder.

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