Brass / 6.3cm x 12.7cm x 6.3 / 0.5kg
The conch shell is known as the ‘Shankha’ in Sanskrit. It is a symbol of purity, brilliance and auspiciousness.
In Hinduism, the sound from the conch is associated with the sacred syllable ‘Om’ which is believed to be the first sound of creation. The Shankha or conch marks the beginning of any good work. The sound of the conch is believed to the purest form of sound which ushers in freshness and new hope.
The Shankha or conch is believed to have originated from the churning of ocean or Samudra Manthan. Shankha is usually associated with Lord Vishnu. A conch is one of the five principal weapons of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu’s conch is known as the ‘Panchjanya’ which is believed to be the most powerful among the conch shells. It is said to contain the five elements i.e water, fire, earth, sky and air. When the conch is blown, the sound emanated from it is a symbol of creation.