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The Conch Shell in Hinduism

The conch shell is often used as an important tool in Hindu rituals. It is a ceremonial trumpet used in many of their religious practices; it is sounded during the religious ceremonies along with traditional bells and singing. In ancient India, the warriors would blow into the shell to announce battle. One of the Hindu gods, Vishnu holds a conch that represents life, since it comes from water. They also believe that the conch’s sound drives away evil spirits.

 

The Conch shell being used in Hindu religious ceremonies.

The Conch shell being used in Hindu religious ceremonies.

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