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Sound of Shankh – Why Conch or Shankh Is Blown In Hindu Homes during Pujas?

Shankadvani is the sound made using conch or shankh during pujas, rituals and other auspicious occasions in Hindu homes. But why is conch blown during pujas and other rituals. Presence of Shankh in home suggests prosperity.

Every evening a family member must blow the conch while performing pujas and prayers. Conch is associated with Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. It is also considered a holy item and is present in a Hindu home and is worshipped like a deity.

The sound of Shankh is used announce auspiciousness. It is also a welcome signal to the gods. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits the home from where the sound of the Shankh is heard. This is one reason why some communities equate Shankh to Goddess Lakshmi.

Conch is blown during child birth, nuptial ceremonies, annaprashna and upanayana.

The sound of Shankh is the sound of auspiciousness, hope and positive signal.