Articles — Shankh

Importance of Shankh

Jun 16 2016 1 Comment Tags: Conch, mythology, Shankh

A conch is a sea-dwelling mollusc. In Hindu religion, it is popularly called as "Shankha" and considered to be one of the most auspicious objects that emerged from the sea during the Ksheera Sagara Samudra Manthan. Religious Significance In Indian mythology, the Shankha is regarded sacred and very auspicious. To initiate religious ceremonies, a shankha (conch shell) is blown. It is a major Hindu article of prayer. God Vishnu, the God of Preservation, is shown with a shankha in one hand and a disc or a chakra in the other.Each hindu shankha has a specific name. Vishnu's shankha is called...

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