The sea shell which open towards left hand are commonly available but rare the seashells which open towards Right Side. Shells are obtained from the
water-animals especially form snails, which live in the seas. Dakshina means the south side or when holding the sankh , Right Side. Therefore it is
called Dakshinavarti Shankh.
It is available in white colour and with brown lines on it. It is the symbol of Maa Lakshmi
. Godess Lakshmi
always depicts this Shank in her hands. It shall be kept in Puja Ghar or Locker during any auspicious occasionor festival, It brings good luck and prosperity to the individual
and his family.
In the Puranas, the gods and goddesses are depicted as holding a shell, whenever they are happy or setting out on war. Whenever the shell is blown it is said to purify the
environment form all evil effects. Even the scietists have agreed othe fact that the blowing of a conch increases the positive qualities in the atmosphere such as courage, hope,
determination, will -power, optimism,etc.
It is always recommended that every house shall have Dakshinavarti Shankh for wealth, prosperity and Good Luck. It shall be kept on white cloth in puja Ghar or Wrapped in white
cloth, if need to be kept in locker. One shall light incense in front of it and offer white rice and milk.
Ordinarily the conches are Vamvarti i.e their bulge opening towards left side(facing North). Some shells are Dakshinvarti, their bulge opening towards the right side i.e facing
south and even their sprial lines run towards the right . South is the direction of Kuber, the God of wealth, Tantrik Shastra has given great importance ot such types of shells.
Dakshinvarti shells are very reare and are found only in a very few palces .
Their sizes differ, starting form the size of a wheat gram ot as large as coconut. Mostly these shells ar available only at Kenya Kumari. A completely white coloured-one is very
rearely found.Dakshina varti shankh not only bring wealth but also purifies the atmosphere. All the negatives energies are drain out of the place.
Classification according to its length:
- These shells ar very small in size i.e as small as the size of a wheat gain and are dark grey in colour. They are quite strong and connot be crushed eaisly.
- These are a little bigger in almost size of a cardamom, round supari ora lemaon. These shells ar mostly found in lakes. These shells are alos known as
. These are as expensive as dimonds and considered very valuable among the shells.
Benefits of Dakshinvarti Shankh
o Prosperity to the house or office
o No shortage of food, money or clothes.
o Brings peace to the premises.
o If kept in the bedroom, it brings harmony among the couple.
o If kept during a religious gathering, it brings knowledge by evoking Goddess Saraswati
o Enlightens the students with knowledge and sharpens their memory.
o Fill it with Ganges water and sprinkle it on a person or in a premises. Malefic planetery effects and black magic evils disappear.
o Removes ill-effects of Brahmhatya, Gau-hatya and Bal-hatya (Dosha due to killing of a priest, cow or a child in the previous births).