The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths, it is a protective sign which brings the owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The Hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes Hamesh, Hamsa, Chamsa, and Khamsa. The words hamsa and Hameshmean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. Depending on who you ask, the Hamsa may mean different things. But its symbology means very different things to Hindus and Buddhists. For Hindus and Buddhists, it symbolizes the interplay of the chakras, the energy flow in the body, the five senses, and the mudras thataffectthem.
Each finger hasitsown energy:
Thumb- Fire element, solar plexus chakra.
Forefinger- Air element,heartchakra.
Middle Finger- Ethereal elements, throat chakra.
Ring Finger- Earth element, root chakra.
Pinkie Finger- Water element, sacral chakra.
These energies can be combined to change the flow of energy in the body and heal psychological and physical ailments. In Buddhism, it symbolizes the chakras to a less extent, but the mudras are still important nonetheless. Often times, the Hamsa is used to ward off what’s known as “theevil eye”. The evil eye is considered to be the sum of destructive energies that come from negative emotions in the world. This is why it’s often used on walls or jewelry!