Asthamangala Conch shell Sankha 7" H x 13" C Hand Carved Nepal.

CH-SH-12

Asthamangala Conch shell Sankha 7" H x 13" C Hand Carved Nepal.

Asthamangala Conch shell Sankha 7" H x 13" C Hand Carved Nepal.

CH-SH-12

This beautifully hand carved Asthamangala Trumpet, made with a sacred conch shell. This is a truly magnificent antique hand carved conch shell trumpet that has been masterfully carved with the image of Asthamangala. A perfect offering for your shrine or altar. Sankha measures 13" of circle and 7" of height. It is perfect for worshiping, decoration and also as for gift items.

  • Height : 7 inches
  • Width : 13 inches
  • Material : Conch shell

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A Sankha is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is shell of large predatory sea snail, found in the Indian ocean. Sankha is still used as trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. The sankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode the goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu. The sankha is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, the Ashtamangala, and represents the pervasive sound of Buddhism. 
 
White parasal, two fishes, Sankha, Dhvaja, Srivatsa, Kalasa, Padma, Chamaru are called Asthamangala or the eight auspicious and glorious emblems. These appear all together or singly as a frequent decorative motif in stone, wood, metal and painting. These are believed to represent the gifts given by celestial beings to Shakyamuni in his attainment of Enlightenment of Buddhahood. The white parasal protects one from evil desires. The two fishes symbolizing beings rescued from the ocean of misery of earth existence. Sankha, the white conch-shell, symbolizes the blessedness of turning to the right and proclaim the glory of the saints by its humming sound. Dhvaja, the banner signifies the victory of Buddhism. Srivatsa, endless knot or mystic diagram, symbolizes of the endless cycle of rebirth. Kalasa, the vase: treasury of all spiritual wealth and it also held amrita the water elixir immortality Padma symbolizes of Purity. Chamaru, fly-whisk: symbolizes Tantric manifestations, it is made of yak tail attached with silver staff, it is used during ritual recitation and fanning the deities on an auspicious religious ceremony. These eight auspicious symbols usually displayed during the performance of vrata ceremonies, consecration of house and an elaborate fire sacrifice ceremony  marked on paper, cloth or metal.
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Asthamangala Conch shell Sankha 7" H x 13" C Hand Carved Nepal.

Asthamangala Conch shell Sankha 7" H x 13" C Hand Carved Nepal.

This beautifully hand carved Asthamangala Trumpet, made with a sacred conch shell. This is a truly magnificent antique hand carved conch shell trumpet that has been masterfully carved with the image of Asthamangala. A perfect offering for your shrine or altar. Sankha measures 13" of circle and 7" of height. It is perfect for worshiping, decoration and also as for gift items.

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