The beginning of propitious celebration is incomplete without the soothing tune of the conch or shankh. The trumpet sounds so peaceful to the ears and is purely a sign of brilliant and auspicious beginning. In Indian mythology, God Vishnu, the God of Preservation, is shown with a shankh in one hand and a chakra in the other. The shankh symbolizes positivity over negativity and it is blown as a ray of hope. During puja, shankh is also used as a container of holy water.
Shankh is considered as one of the most auspicious objects that emerged from the sea during the Sagara Samudra Manthan.
Whenever conch shell is blown, it is said to eliminate the evil effects and purify the environment.
The natural vibration or cosmic energy of the Earth gets magnified on entering the conch shell, which can be heard as the gentle humming sound of ocean.
When the conch is blown, the sound emanated from it is a symbol of creation, as it contains the five elements of nature
The vibration from the conch has the power to heal the ozone hole in the ozone layer, a major cause of global warming.
The positive vibrations enhance the positive feelings around like courage, willpower, determination, hope and love.
By blowing the shankh the frequencies consisting raja–tama particles are destroyed and at the same time the saviour and destroyer principle of a deity is awakened.
Shankh is a sign of good luck, wealth and prosperity for the inmates of the house as it keeps the negative energies away.
While performing Lakshmi Puja, conch shell is filled with milk and then it is poured over the idol. Water collected in shankh is offered while worshipping sun.