Shankh is not good for Home?
The shankh holds
prominent religious importance in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Never use Shankh for
offering water to any of the Gods, including Shiva and the
Sun God, if they have already blown it during prayers. The shankh used for
blowing and the one used for puja rituals should be kept separate.
Never keep a conch on
the floor as it is equal to a deity. Never keep broken, chipped, thorny or
coral, and cracked shankhs in the mandir, even avoid keeping them in the house
as a showpiece as they absorb the positive energy of the home. The right-handed
shankh is auspicious and brings good luck, wealth, and prosperity to the house.
Q2. Where should we keep
Shankh at home?
A Shankh or Conch Shell is a ritualistic item used
to bathe the deities with water, milk, fruit juices, honey, etc. in religious
ceremonies. This ritual is called Abhishekam. It is also blown by the worshiper
at the beginning of Aarti or before opening the altar. Since the conch shell is
used in the service of God, it is of immense importance and thus should be
handled with proper care and great reverence. It should never be kept anywhere
else than on the altar, preferably on the right side. Make sure that you wash
it after every use.
Shankh is used for blowing?
Shankh is an important part of a ritual at temples
and is blown before commencing the Aarti or a religious ceremony. A Vamavarti
Shankh is the most commonly blown conch shell at temples and is also used for
all religious purposes such as performing Abhishekam i.e., bathing the deities
with water, milk, honey, fruit juices, etc. This type of conch shell is a
left-handed Shankh, meaning its spiral coils open towards the left side. Its
loud and transcendental sound purifies the entire space and creates a blissful
do conch shells symbolize?
The conch shell held immense importance and
significance in ancient times and thus would be blown before the start of every
battle. It is one of the four objects carried by Lord Vishnu
in His four arms that represent a specific aspect. The conch shell symbolizes
“Dharma” or “Righteousness”; the victory of good over evil and knowledge over
ignorance. When the conch shell is blown, the sacred sound of Om emerges which
is considered very auspicious.
do you clean a new Shankh?
Shankh or the conch shell holds a spiritual
significance in the worship of the deities either at the temple or at home. It
is a spiritual object which is blown by the worshiper before the commencement
of a ritualistic ceremony or Aarti. Since it is used in the service of God, it
should not be treated as an ordinary object but should be considered as
important as the deity. Therefore, when you buy a new Shankh, it should be
washed with Gangajal, and not with tap water. After washing, you can clean it
with a new dry cloth.
do you keep the Shankh in front of God?
Shankh or the conch shell is a sacred object which
is used in the worship of the deities. Therefore, it is considered
non-different from the deities. It is blown before the start of an Aarti or any
religious ceremony. It should not be treated poorly and should be kept on the
altar (Puja area) at home. Generally, Shankh is placed horizontally on top of
the lota that contains Gangajal (sacred water) for washing it after every blow.
is the importance of Shankh?
The blowing of a conch shell is an essential part of
all ritual practices in Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma. The Panchajanya conch shell
is seen held in one of the four arms of Lord Vishnu,
which represents Dharma or righteousness. The Vamavarti conch shell, the most
common out of all, is blown by the worshiper during Aartis and important
religious ceremonies. The sound of the sacred syllable Om that emerges from a
conch shell has various scientific benefits for the human body. Its
transcendental sound purifies the air, and when this air reaches the lungs,
they become stronger.
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