Home Sutra: The Many Benefits Of Keeping Conch Shell At Home
Certain things make us wonder how beautiful the nature could be. Conch shells, or shankh as we call them in India, are one of them. These sea shells or mollusc of snails are commonly used for decoration purposes and even for religious rituals. In ancient times, conch shells were blown to produce a thundering sound, proclaiming the start of a battle. Vastu says that the vibrations emitted from blowing a conch have the power to eliminate negative energies. This makes conch shells a must-have décor item in our homes.
Conch shells are regarded sacred and Vastu guidelines must be followed when keeping them at home.
Do note here that right-handed conch shells are auspicious and keeping them at home attracts good luck, wealth and prosperity in the household. Also, experts say that conch shell has health benefits, too. Blowing a Shankha purifies the lungs by expelling the impurities and the water from the shell cures ailments.
Directions of keeping conch shell
Right-handed or dakshinavarti conch shells should be placed in the puja room which should be designed in the north, the east or the northeast directions. It should be noted that two conch shells should not be placed together for worshipping at the same place.
Dos and Don’ts
- Conch shell used for blowing should not be used for offering water to deities or other puja rituals.
- Regularly cleanse the conch shells with gangajal and wrap them in sacred white or red cloth.
- Worship the conch shells regularly and ensure they are blown into at least twice a day.
- Do not use the shankha for offering water to Lord Shiva and the Sun god.