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What Is The Importance Of Conch In Vedic Astrology?

Created by Asttrolok in Astrology 30 Aug 2023
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What Is The Importance Of Conch In Vedic Astrology?
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Shankha is also called the holy shell or conch in Sanskrit. In Hinduism, it is also regarded as a sacred and religious artifact. The shankha's tone represents the holy voice of Aum.

Its name comes from the devil Shankha's aura. This is the asura Lord Vishnu killed as Matsya avatar, or fish incarnation, by blasting Aum into the asura's conch-shaped bone.

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The Importance of Shankha or Conch in Hinduism:


The Brahma Vaivarta Purana describes the fascinating and unique creation of conches.

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Lord Vishnu snatched Lord Shiva's trident and hurled it upon the demons. This caused them to instantly burn. As a result, their ashes flew over to Ksheersagar, forming conches.

Shankha is thought to be Lakshmi's brother because they both came from the sea. Because Shankha is associated with water, snakes or Nagas also are titled after it. Shankha, Mahashankha, Shankhapala, and Shankhachuda are among the Nagas discussed in the Bhagavad Gita, Harivamsha Purana, and Vedas Purana.

The Shankha is the home both for Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu, according to the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. Vishnu is portrayed seated or standing, carrying the Shankha on his upper left palm. This is a symbol of dharma or righteous behavior. Lord Vishnu is strongly tied with this holy artifact. Vishnu's avatars, such as Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, and Narasimha, are depicted holding the Shankha, as well as other Vishnu icons.

Gaja Lakshmi idols, for example, depict the goddess clutching a Shankha in the right hand. Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna are partial avatars of Sheshanaga, Sudarshana Chakra, and Shankha, respectively, according to the Ramayana.

Types of Shankhas:


A Shankha made entirely of the shell of Turbinella pyrum, a big predator sea snail. This can be found in the Indian seas. The shells of this species are called in English the 'sacred conch' or even the 'holy chank.'

The inside of this shell, like other snail shells, is empty and sparkling. Shankha is divided into two types based on the coiling direction: vamavarti and dakshinavarti.

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Dakshinavarti and Vamavarti Shankha:


The spirals or swirls of the vamavarti Shankha grow in a clockwise spiral and are easily available. Dakshinavarti Shankha, on the other hand, is extremely rare. The spirals or swirls of this one grow in a reverse way. This is a pretty unusual shape, and it is lucky and a fortune giver. A Dakshinavarti Shankha is considered a rare jewel or ratna by Hindus.

In Hinduism, the Dakshinavarti Shankha signifies infinite time. Placing a Shankha with gold enhances its qualities, even if it has a defect. Bathing lord Vishnu's idol with a Dakshinavarti Shankha, according to the Skanda Purana, is considered beneficial as it gives freedom to the devotees of their bad karma.
Scientific Revelations regarding Shankha

It is said that blowing the conch and clanging the bells regularly purifies and settles the nearby surroundings.

The reason seems to be that its tone clears the air of negativity. That is why we find traditional temples peaceful and comforting when we visit them.

There are various advantages to blowing Shankha the sun's rays indeed hinder sound expansion. As a result, radio signals during the day are less clear than at night. As a result, the conch is blown near sunrise and sunset at holy places.

Two things can happen whenever anyone blows the conch. Its sound either kills germs in the air that are dangerous to humans, or it destroys germs in the air that are fatal to health. Alternatively, it causes them to become dormant. As a result, blowing the conch purifies the air.

In Hindu temples and households, the Shankha is blown during worship. Especially during aarti.
Conclusion:

A Shankha or Conch has a great modern-day as well as ancient significance. It is considered precious and sacred in various religions and parts of the world. Blowing a conch cleanses the surroundings with its soothing tone and provides tranquility.

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