You probably have known the Conch Shells as home to sea borne marine snails. But in India, whose map itself is in the shape of a Conch Shell, the Conch Shell is revered and used for divine purposes. In the long and luminous spiritual tradition of India, the role of Conch Shells is incredibly significant but one that is hardly known to the outer world. Conch Shells are a divine gift and a treasure to mankind which preserve the bakthi bhava (prayerful attitude) of mankind. Conch Shells promote, preserve your truth and integrity. It is a fact that the water that is filled up inside the Conch Shells reflects positive vibes and energized ambience. Conch Shell abhishekams have been practiced for many centuries to obtain multiple benefits of ones Mantric effects. This is a closely guarded spiritual secret known only to discerning few. In addition, a Conch Shell contains the energy of an esoteric number linked with incalculable wealth.
Right Hand Conch - Right hand conch signifies Goddess Lakshmi known for prosperity and wealth. Basically this conch whose opening is towards right hand which is considering the rare one in terms of spiritual significance. It can purify surrounding from evil effects and brings immense gains, luck and wealth.
Try holding a conch shell to your ear, the sound of the ocean humming gently can be heard. It is actually the natural vibration or cosmic energy of the earth that gets magnified on entering the conch shell. These unique whorls are directed clockwise in perfect synchronization with universal harmony. That is why a conch shell is blown during sacred rites to get rid of negative energy. The vibrations from these conch shells can dispel evil forces from the earth and also clear environmental pollution including healingh the hole in the ozone layer which causes global warming.