Conch Shell Couture Charm
Conch Shell Couture Charm
Conch Shell Couture Charm
Conch Shell Couture Charm
Conch Shell Couture Charm

Conch Shell Couture Charm

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  • 10 x 14 mm

  • Solid 925 Sterling Silver

  • Designed with love in New Orleans


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The conch shell has an interesting story tracing back to ancient times. 

According to Wikipedia, Carved conches or Vamavarta shankhas, circa 11-12th century, Pala period, India: The leftmost one is carved with the image of Lakshmi and Vishnu, and has silver additions.

A Shankha [Sanskrit:शङ्ख] is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the shell of a large predatory sea snail, Turbinella pyrum, found in the Indian Ocean.

In Hindu mythology, the shankha is a sacred emblem of the Hindu preserver god Vishnu. It is still used as a trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode of goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu.[citation needed]

The shankha is displayed in Hindu art in association with Vishnu. As a symbol of water, it is associated with female fertility and serpents (Nāgas). The shankha is the state emblem of the Indian state of Kerala and was also the national emblems of the Indian princely stateof Travancore, and the Kingdom of Cochin.[citation needed]

The shankha is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, the Ashtamangala, and represents the pervasive sound of Buddhism.[citation needed]

A powder made from the shell material is used in ayurveda as a treatment for stomach ailments.

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