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Number of Strokes of Temple Bells in Hinduism

Rules for the number of strokes of bells in Hindu temples and homes are well established. In Hinduism, one stroke of bell indicates moksha or salvation.

Two strokes suggest enjoyment.

Three strokes suggest achievement of desires.

When incense is offered, lamps are waved, and food is offered, there must be two strokes.

If lamp alone is waved there must be only one stroke.

Three strokes are required during the propitiation of gods and goddesses.