Sri Krishna and Pandava's CONCH SHELL( SANGHU )

Shank comes from the two Sanskrit words "Shum" which means something good and "Kham" meaning water. Hence the meaning of Shankam is conch holding the sacred water. It is also said word Shankara was been derived from Sankha-kara which means conch-blower (shankha means conch and Kara means blower).

1. When the conch is blown with controlled breath, the primordial sound of "Om" emanates from it. This eternal sound is the origin of all Vedas. All knowledge enshrined in the Vedas is an elaboration of the omnipresent sublime sound of Om. It was this sound that was chanted by the Lord before manifesting the cosmos. It represents the creation and the Truth behind it.

2. The blowing of a conch shell enhances the positive psychological vibrations such as courage, determination, hope, optimism, willpower and bliss can be felt by all people assembled and also by the blower.

In Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1, The conch shells used by Lord Krishna and Pandavas.The slokas are as follows,
पाञ्चजन्यं हृषीकेशो देवदत्तं धनंजयः।
पौण्ड्रं दध्मौ महाशङ्खं भीमकर्मा वृकोदरः।।1.15।।
अनन्तविजयं राजा कुन्तीपुत्रो युधिष्ठिरः।
नकुलः सहदेवश्च सुघोषमणिपुष्पकौ।।1.16।।

Pancajanya — the conchshell of Lord Sri Krishna.

Panchjanya when blown by Lord Krishna symbolised the war was won by the righteous Pandavas. Panchjanya is the udghosh, the sound of righteousness to be heard by the people of the world. Panchjanya is mentioned in the text 15 of the first chapter of Bhagavad Gita. Panchjanya, the great conch was a token of gift taken from Panchjana, the navigator in whose ship Srikrishna voyaged to rescue Sandipani's son.

Anantavijaya — name of King Yudhisthira’s conch shell, meaning “Unending victory.”

Paundra — the terrific conchshell of Bhima.

Devadatta — the conch of Arjuna which was obtained by Maya Danava from Varuna. The name means, “God given.”

Manipuspaka — name of Sahadeva’s conch-shell, meaning “Jewel bracelet.”

Sughosa — the conch shell of Nakula, meaning “Making a pleasant sound.”

The name of the Sankha or Conch of Pita Mahan Bheema was Paundra.



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