Back to Roots : 23 Shankh

Since childhood,we have grown up seeing god’s and goddesses with shankh in their hand. One such image is of the lord Vishnu.Since,then my curiosity to dive deep into the spiritual world knew no end. Fir those,who stand u aware of the benefits of blowing shankh,I have consolidated the meaning for you. It can provide a great exercise for, urinary tract, bladder, lower abdomen, diaphragm, chest and neck muscles. You exercise the rectal muscles in the process of blowing a shankh thus strengthening the rectal muscles and preventing many problems which occur due to the gradual weakening of the rectal muscles.

We have spoken about swastik similarly shankh is very important in our hindu mythology. Conch shells are regarded as sacred as Vaastu guidelines must be followed when keeping them at home.

There are many different types of shankhs that our used in our puja. Dakshinavarti shankh is one such shankh that symbolises Goddess Laxmi and therefore is a symbol for fame and success. Worshipping this shankh makes a person’s life rich and prosperous. It brings success in business. It is believed that pouring water to the Sun from a Dakshinavarti shankh eliminates eye problems.

Do note, that right-handed conch shells are auspicious and keeping them at home attracts good luck, wealth and prosperity in the household. But,if it was so every household would adopt it then we didn’t have to work hard. In the olden days, very few homes were adorned with this auspicious shankh. One needs,to practice penance in order to possess the shankh, if you force the shankh in your life. It would crack up. So one needs to follow procedures,proper mantra chanting, using it for prayers to harness it’s benefits..

Remembering,the mythological importance of blowing up the Shankh,is good over evil. The famous battlefield of Kurukshetra – Mahabharat where ,after blowing the shankh he gave the Panchajanya. The sound not only puries the soul but also the vibrations dispels negativity.


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