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Ghanta or Bells in Hinduism – The Symbolism



Ghanta, or Bells, in Hinduism symbolizes nadabrahman or the absolute being conceived as sound. It reverberates the sound of ‘om.’

Goddess Saraswati resides in the tongue of the bell.

Brahma on the face; Rudra on the belly, and Vasuki on the stem.

The entire body of the bell signifies the divinity of time.

It is also believed that using bells carrying the insignia of Gods and Goddesses mitigates fear about birth and death.