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Why Hindu Blow Shankh Before Start of Puja

Namaskar! We warmly greet you everyone to the upcoming Satsang (spiritual meeting)! 

Before we begin the Satsang we should make obeisance to the Holy foot of Sadguru (spiritual master) to ensure that through His grace the main goal for the Satsang will be achieved. 

Make a mental offering to your personal symbol of faith and recite these words:

gururbrhmaa gururvissnnu gururdevo mheshvr: / guru saakssaat prbrhm tsmai shrii gurve nm: / /

In previous spiritual meetings, we have analyzed the layout of the temple and its significance from the point of view of the spiritual sciences. 

We have also learned about the significance spiritually of different objects associated with puja like the kalash and lamp, as well as a lamp. 

In the same way, we’ve discovered the significance of ghee lamps, their effects on worshippers and the distinction between straight and puff wicks in Sanatan Vaidik Hindu Dharma. 

The science behind the significance of copper items in the puja ritual was also clarified. 

We would like to know that you have taken advantage of the spiritual science described by the following Satsang in applying it to your life.

The following Satsang we’ll inform you about the other elements that are part of puja including bells ( ghanta) and conch ( shankh) in the context from the perspective of spirituality.

1. The importance of conch ( shankh) in the the scriptures

Let us first be aware of the significance in the shankh

Shri Vishnu was the one who held it in the form of a weapon. According to a holy scripture that is recited regularly in this puja ritual , it is stated that under the guidance by Shri Vishnu the gods Moon, Sun and Varun are positioned at the bottom of shankh as well as the god Prajapati on its surface , and all places of pilgrimage such as Ganga as well as Saraswati in its front part. Another advantage associated with shankh is that the sound that is generated when blowing it eliminates the bacteria that cause illness that are present in the air. That’s why it is a key element in Ayurved and medical practices.

Let’s take a look at a subtle diagram that explains the significance to shankh.

The delicate blue dots that symbolize devotion are projected by straight lines of rays. Pink circles are composed from a mixture of bliss particles ( anand) and are always active.

Shankh are available in two varieties that is left turned shankhand right-turned shankh. If the shankh is held with the spout pointed upwards and its spirals are angled towards your right , then it’s a right-hand shankh and if it’s spirals are angled towards the left, then it’s left-turning shankh.

 A left-turning shankh is the most preferred one for puja ceremony. These days, many Shanks with different shapes are available on the market. 

There are also some figured works as well as their surfaces. So, one is confused about what is a real shankh can be distinguished? 

The easiest test is without blowing on the shankh when you hear a an ear-splitting sound when you hold it close to your ear, it’s a genuine one.

2. A blazing off of shankh during puja ritual

Shankh shankh can be used in two ways within the puja ritual. One is used to blow before the beginning of the ritual, and another for an actual puja ceremony. 

The shankh used to blow should not be kept just for the puja ritual..

Blowing shankh has a special meaning for rituals like puja ritual. It is mentioned in the ‘ Varaha Puran the one should not enter the door to the temple without blowing first the shankh. The left-facing shankh is blown prior to the commencement in rituals or the performance or performance of arts. There are three kinds of frequencies found in the atmosphere that are the sattva dominating, Raja dominant, and the tama dominant. In between, the dominant raja dominant as well as the tama dominant frequencies create alarming vibrations. The dominant frequencies of sattva are attracted by the site of puja, however the frequencies of these are blocked by the dominant raja and tama frequencies, so that they do not get to the location of puja and therefore the transmission of sattva frequencies gets restricted.

If the shankh is blown prior to the beginning of puja, energy is released through the shankh. The energy is able to reduce the force of frequencies that cause distress. Alongside a shield of the chaitanya (divine consciousness) is created around the objects that make up puja.

Another benefit is also present. This is because when you blow the shankh, the activated energy that is associated with Shri Vishnu throughout the universe is drawn to the temple of worship. This will be beneficial not only to the person exhaling the shankh but equally to all who listen to it.

Similar to how in the same way that the shankh is blown prior to the commencement in puja the same way, it is blowing prior to the start of an arti. The reason for this is to keep the god’s Chaitanya attracted by the location in the puja ritual, and to maintain the pure ambience created by the Sattvik frequencies for the duration of.

2.1 The effect of the energy generated from blowing shankh

Let’s see how energy is released by blasts of shankh and then see what happens when we use an elegant drawing. In this case, we must be aware of the fact that although the vibrations that accompany the subtle drawing are three-dimensional, we will observe them in the drawing’s subtle form in an inverse form. For instance, the sphere can appear as the shape of a circle. Now let’s take a look at the drawing:

Once shankh is blown, shankh is blown , the energies of the divine ( shakti) are released into the atmosphere because of the sound produced. These frequencies of energy are observed as red in color. Alongside these energy frequencies, circles of yellow Chaitanya are also projected into the air. It is also possible to see Pink particles from Bliss that are released into the air. This boosts the percentage to shakti (energy), Chaitanya along with anand within the atmosphere which is why negative energies are agitated and flee.

This has made it obvious to us the importance in blowing shankh in the course of the puja ritual. The sound of shankh creates a sacred atmosphere and is pure, and is conducive to meditation ( sadhana) of the person. This makes it easier for an individual to experience the highest Sattvik frequency that emanates from the gods.

2.2 Proper method for blowing shankh

We have observed that as a result of the blowing of shankh the frequencies of the rajathe tama particle are eliminated, and at the same time , the principle of the savior and destroyer of a god is activated. Let us now look at the proper method to blow to blow the shankh.

Begin by raising your neck, then bend it to the back, keeping your concentration of your mind. Take a deep breath , then begin to blow in a more intense manner. You must remember that the blowing from shankh must be done in a single breath. After blowing the shankh in this manner, the Sushumna Channel of the person is activated, which assists to keep a balanced balance between sattva and raja particles that are related with Tej as well as Vayu elements. The savior or destroyer aspect of a god in accordance with the needs

3. Shankhini

There is a second type of shankh that isn’t meant to be blown or used in rituals like the puja ritual. It is referred to as the female shankh or shankhini. The surface of the plant is rough, and hairy. It is not an enticing sound. We will now understand why women’s shankh or shankhini is not suitable to blow as per the scientific method of spirituality.

There are a number of crisscrossing circles that are located on the inside of shankhini. When you blow on it, these circles block the disruption of sound. The sound waves that are produced rub against the circles and cause distressing frequency. These new frequencies of distress further trigger the distressing frequencies that are already present in the environment. Both the vibrations emanating from shankhani shankhani and the negative energy present in the air attract to the site for Puja and render the surrounding air impure. This is why shankhani is not utilized in the traditional puja ceremony. But those who follow worshiping the Aghori Vedya (worship to build up black energy) make use of shankhani to attract black energy. shankhani to attract negative energies prior to the beginning of their ceremony.

4. The ritualistic worship offered to shankh

In the puja rituals, during puja rituals, the shankh is maintained in a particular manner. The pointed portion is aimed towards the god.

The frequency of Chaitanya and the energy that emanates from the images of gods attract the pointed part that is shankh. It is also possible to see the blue-coloured Shri Krushna principle getting attracted to shankh that is creating an armor that is made up of Krushnatattva in the vicinity of the shankh. The yellow-colored Chaitanya has also been attracted, and expands within the shankh. shankh. The red-colored energies are spinning throughout the shankh with a circular pattern. The energy frequencies and the chaitanya are released at the opposite end of shankh which cleanses the air and therefore benefits the worshiper.

If you keep the shankh maintained with its pointed part toward the god, the house will receive the energy that is released from the opposite end in the required quantity. Let us now learn about the ritualistic worship that is performed by the shankh.

Shankh shankh is filled with water prior to the actual worship of a god and then following the ritual of the kalash. It is then worshiped ritualistically through offerings of sandalwood paste flowers, and Tulsi leaves. Following shankh puja, shankh puja, the devotee sprinkles water filled with the shankh on him and the items in the ritual. The water that is poured into the shankh is regarded as pure as the water from Ganga river. It can also be used to offer holy baths ( abhishek) to gods.

5. Important things to remember when making use of shankhs. shankh

Let us now look at some important information regarding shankh

  • Don’t make use of shankh intended for blowing into the puja ritual. It is best to use different ones.
  • Never give water to the god with a shankh that is used to blow.
  • Don’t keep more than 2 shankhs to pray in a temple.
  • Do not be affixed to your Shiva piindi by using shankh during a puja ceremony.
  • Do not make use of shankh to offer holy baths to gods Shiva as well as Sun.

6. The bell

In the process of puja, godly principles are attracted by the site of worship or at the idol by means of different techniques. The principle of the god is acknowledged by the worshiper who is participating during rituals like ceremony. The items utilized during this puja ritual are an important way of attuning the divine principle. This is why the first thing people do is worship these items to awaken the divine in them. Bell is an example of such an essential piece of jewelry.

The bell is typically used in two locations – one that we use in our temple room , and the other one we can find in temples. The first step is to know about the bell that we utilize in our temple rooms. Today, we see a variety of objects made of puja composed of various metals. They also have various artful designs on them. According to the science of spirituality, the bell needs to be made of brass or copper. Carving images or symbols of Garud and Nandi is permitted in accordance with the scriptures.

The sound created by the bell must be sweet and gentle. In the ritual called puja, the bell is employed during sub-rituals like the waving of incense ( dhoop) and Lamps as well as when performing rituals to create a gentle sound. In the puja ritual , the significance of sound and what takes place on a spiritual level is seen through an elegant drawing. A subtle drawing is that it reveals the subtle process that is happening at the spiritual levels about what we look at with our gross eyes of an object or a movement.

6.1 The effect of the energy released from the bell

Let’s now look at what energy is released through the bell and what happens with the aid of a delicate drawing.

The dome-shaped body of the bell and the clapper , when they meet, produce circles of Chaitanya that are projected into the air. The sound that is generated simultaneously emits frequencies of Chaitanya which are predominant in Akash Tattva (absolute electronic element). They are visible in yellow color. The clapper’s strokes emit divine energy rays that are red in color. The divine energy particles that travel through the air and have a red hue are also visible here. God’s energy, and the chaitanya created through the sound of the bell eliminates the negative energy.

In puja, a puja ritual that is mentioned in the scriptures, when we perform the puja of a bell as the initial stage of puja the bell is gently rung and then the holy verse said,

aagmaarthNtudevaanaaN gmnaarthNturaaksssaam / /

The purpose is, ‘I will ring this bell in order to call upon Deities and to ward off demons.’

7. Different sound vibrations between shankh and bell. shankh

You must now understand the significance of bells and the ringing of bells. It should also be obvious that the purpose of the holy scripture and the information gained through subtile drawing are in harmony with one another.

One thing is evident from the data we’ve received to date that sound vibrations occur during every puja ritual by the use of two objects, specifically shankh and bell. The sound vibrations generated through shankh is known as Shankhanad and that of bells is called Ghantanad.

The main characteristic shared by both of them is that they cleanse the atmosphere. The only difference is the vibrations emanating from the bell purify the air in the downward direction , the sound vibrations the vibrations originating out of shankh removes frequencies on the upper side. Both are essential to a ritual of puja. ritual.

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