The Hamsa or the Khamsa hand is one of the oldest and still used symbols in the history of humankind, it is a rare symbol that appears in multiple major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each of these religions also incorporated the hand symbol with its own characteristics from unique cultural backgrounds.
In general, scholars believe that the Hamsa hand is a symbol of protection, depending on how it is presented, it either protects the user from evil or invites good luck for its user.
A downward-facing Hamsa hand symbolizes prosperity, inviting good things for its owner.
An upward-facing Hamsa is used as a warding talisman against evil and malicious intent.