Thursday, 20 December 2012
Significance Of Conch Shell Or Shankh In Hinduism
As per Hindu religion, Samkha or Shankh is of huge importance and signifies purity, luster, auspicious, and brilliance start. It is a devout article and is utilized in all spiritual rituals. The most popular Shankha is Panchajanaya of Lord Vishnu. In Mahabharata, Lord Krishna and 5 Pandavas have distinct conch shell and it is mentioned in the start of Bhagvad Gita. In devout rituals, Shankh is utilized to declare the start of prayer or start of deity and in few places divine water is poised and distributed in it.
Literally Shankh means ‘appeasing inauspicious.’ In Hindu culture, source of conch shell took place during Samudra Manthan or churning of ocean. There are 2 forms of Shankh – left handed conch shell and right hand conch shell. Lakshmi Shankh or Valampiri Shankh is right a right hand conch shell and it is believed auspicious.
Shankha is blown at each and every auspicious festival and starts and sound ushers in new hope and freshness. Right hand conch shell is kept at home by numbers of people as it is considered to bring prosperity and wealth. It is also connected to Kubera, wealth god. Several organizations and institutions employ conch shell as their sign.