Ray of Hope: Shankh or Conch

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shubhpuja.comThe beginning of propitious celebration is incomplete without the soothing tune of the conch or shankh. The trumpet sounds so peaceful to the ears and is purely a sign of brilliant and auspicious beginning. In Indian mythology, God Vishnu, the God of Preservation, is shown with a shankh in one hand and a chakra in the other. The shankh symbolizes positivity over negativity and it is blown as a ray of hope. During puja, shankh is also used as a container of holy water.

  • Shankh is considered as one of the most auspicious objects that emerged from the sea during the Sagara Samudra Manthan.
  • Whenever conch shell is blown, it is said to eliminate the evil effects and purify the environment.
  • The natural vibration or cosmic energy of the Earth gets magnified on entering the conch shell, which can be heard as the gentle humming sound of ocean.
  • When the conch is blown, the sound emanated from it is a symbol of creation, as it contains the five elements of nature
  • The vibration from the conch has the power to heal the ozone hole in the ozone layer, a major cause of global warming.
  • The positive vibrations enhance the positive feelings around like courage, willpower, determination, hope and love.
  • By blowing the shankh the frequencies consisting raja–tama particles are destroyed and at the same time the saviour and destroyer principle of a deity is awakened.
  • Shankh is a sign of good luck, wealth and prosperity for the inmates of the house as it keeps the negative energies away.
  • While performing Lakshmi Puja, conch shell is filled with milk and then it is poured over the idol. Water collected in shankh is offered while worshipping sun.

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