Monthly Archives: November 2016


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Conch/Shankh: Importance & Scientific Significance

Conch/Shankh: Importance & Scientific Significance   Conch is known as shankh in Sanskrit and its derived languages like Hindi and Malayalam. Shankh in Sanskrit means “Conch holding sacred water”. Shankha is pronounced sanka, chanku, senkham, sankha and shankho in Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Bengali respectively.  The conch Shell is a major Hindu article of prayer, used as a trumpet and in order to get rid of negative energy and evil spirits. The shankha is mudra is also used during […]