Saturday, 25 August 2012


August 26, 2012

DakshinaVarti Shankh-Sri Lakshmi Shankh
(Right-sided Conch Shell)

Dakshinavarti Shankh, Valampuri Sanggu in Tamil or  Sri Lakshmi Shankh, is a sacred Hindu object otherwise known in English as a conch shell. This is the shell of a large sea snail from Indian ocean but has rare reverse turning spiral. In other words, when it is held with the spout (siphonal canal) pointed up, this conch's spiral twists rightwards (dakshinavarti) rather than very much more common form, which twists leftwards (vamavarti).
A majority of conch shells open on the left side, i.e., they are formed anti-clockwise. In contrast, those that open on the right side, i.e., formed clockwise, are rare, but very auspicious to keep in homes. These are expensive. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi resides permanently in white conch shells that open on the right side (Dakshinavarti shankh). Both, Goddess Lakshmi and the right-sided conch shell have their origin in the sea and are believed to have the same father. A right-sided conch shell is considered the younger brother of Goddess Lakshmi.
The glory of a right-sided conch shell has been described in Hindu Scriptures.
“In whatever home you find white right-sided conch shells, happiness and well-being shall always be there. Goddess Lakshmi lives there. In whatever home one uses sandalwood, camphor,flowers,rice and other items to offer prayers regularly that home shall be fortunate and prosperous like Krishna.”
It is believed that whoever owns a pair of right-sided conch shells shall always hold exalted positions and be successful in whatever he does. Misery and failure keep away. Daily reverence and methodical offering of prayers to it shall bring success and fulfilment. When it is placed in a shop, it promotes success in business. At home, it attracts wealth and happiness. Placed with foodgrains, it promotes prosperity. It is truly a symbol of glory and prosperity.

In the Lakshmi Samhita, it is described as capable of attracting wealth and success. Maharishi Vishwamitra notes that to attract prosperity and hapiness, this conch shell is incomparable. 
Maharishi Markanday has explained that on all occasions when one prays toLakshmi, the right-sided conch (DakshinaVarti Shankh) shell gives ample testimony of its ability to attract wealth and prosperity. To get rid off malefic planetery effects, evils and black magic. Just fill it with Ganges water and sprinkle it on a person or in premises.

            If a person’s moon is malefic or afflicted, then this shankha/conch could be used to abhishek Shiv Linga. Pure water or Ganges water should be filled in the conch and then abhishek of Shiv Linga should be done. If the Shiv Linga is Narmadeshwar Shiv Linga it would improve the effects.
            If a person is facing financial troubles or inability to have good savings, the conch could be used to improve savings and generate additional sources of income. The water of the Shanka is also good for improving eye sight for which water kept in shankha over night should be used to wash eyes.
            If a person is excessively angry, the water kept in Shankha over night should be given to such person to drink. It will have magical effects.
            The use of Sphatik mala could be made to worship this shankha and mantra of Mahalakshmi should be chanted along with listening Shree Sukta. It will provide good effects to the worshipper.
            This shankha should be kept in the home and while going for important work, have a look at it, bow towards it and you will be able to increase chances of success.
            The water kept overnight in this shankha also proves to be good for stomach problems. Water should be kept overnight in Shankha and then it should be consumed in morning empty stomach.  
            Dakshinavarti Shanka has thousands of other advantages. Have this shankha in your house and increase prosperity and wealth. Worship Maa Lakshmi and Shri Vishnu with full devotion and you will see the blessings of this shankha. 
"Jai Maa Lakshmi"
 “Hari Om Tat Sat”
“Om Namah Shivay”
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer

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