Conch-For peace and prosperity
Conch : The Importance and uses
Why we blow the Conch (Sankha) in Festivals & at the time of happiness and joy ?
Lets know the Fact!
In temples or even at homes, the CONCH (SANKHA) is blown before ritualistic worship (POOJA). It is sometimes blown while doing AARATI (PRAYER) or to mark an auspicious occasion. It was blown before in the battle & after the battle from winning side.
The sound of ‘OM ' emanates when a CONCH (SANKHA) is blown. 'OM' is an auspicious sound that was chanted by the lord before creating the World.
The CONCH (SANKHA) blown by the lord is called “PAANCHAJANYA “. He carries it all times in one of his four hands. It represents DHARMA or RIGHTEOUSNESS, one of the four goals (PURUSHAARTHAS) of life. The sound of the CONCH (SANKHA) is thus also the victory call of good over evil.
Another well-Known purpose of blowing the CONCH (SANKHA) and other instruments during the prayer time is meant for making people to concentrate towards GOD without a disturbed mind. The sounds help the people to make the mind peace & calm.
The value of a CONCH (SANKHA) thus unquestionable!!!!