Let us see a subtle drawing which explains us the importance of shankh.
In this subtle drawing we can see that the yellow coloured circles of chaitanya are being emitted from shankh in the atmosphere. The subtle blue coloured dots depicting devotion are projected like rays in straight line. The pink circles are formed of particles of bliss (anand) and they are constantly active.
The direction of the space within the shankh divides it into two types. When the space is towards your right when you hold the shankh with its tip facing in frontal direction and with the space facing upwards then it is right sided shankh and if the space faces to left then it is a left sided shankh. Generally a left sided shankh is preferred for the puja ritual. Now days so many Shanks of different shapes are available in the market. There are some figured works also on their surface. Thus one gets confused as to how a genuine shankh be identified? The simple test is that without blowing the shankh if you hear pleasant sound when you bring it near to your ear then it is a genuine one.
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- 1. Importance of conch (shankh) as per scriptures
- 2. Blowing of shankh in puja ritual
- 3. Shankhini
- 4. Ritualistic worship of shankh
- 5. Important points to be noted while using a shankh
- 6. The bell
- 7. Difference in sound vibrations of bell and shankh