According to Shastras, a Dakshinavarti shankh (conch) holds an important place in hindu religious ceremonies. Dakshinavarti shankh represents the appearance of Goddess Laxmi. It is a symbol for fame and success. Worshipping this shankh makes a person’s life rich and prosperous. It brings success in business. It is believed that pouring water to the Sun from a Dakshinavarti shankh eliminates eye problems. It is also believed that if you fill water in this shankh and keep it besides your bed at night, your home will always have a peaceful atmosphere.
Importance of Dakshinavarti Shankh
There are a lot of different types of conches. Out of these, two are considered to be very important. One is Vamavarti shankh and the other is Dakshinavarti shankh. Vamavarti shankh is open on the left side. On the other hand, Dakshinavarti shankh is open on the right side. In Tantra Shastra, Dakshinavarti shankh is considered to be more important than Vamavarti shankh. Dakshinavarti shankh has a closed mouth and therefore, it is only worshiped and does not emit any sound.
Benefits of Dakshinavarti Shankh
Dakshinavarti shankh is considered to be beneficial and pure. It is believed that Lord Vishnu is fond of this shankh and it represents Goddess Laxmi. Dakshinavarti shankh brings fame and success. If a person keeps this shankh at his home, he is relieved off nightmares. Keeping this shankh in an office will bring success to your business. Family atmosphere is also peaceful and sound.
Establishing Dakshinavarti Shankh
Dakshinavarti shankh should be purified before being established in a house. It should be cleaned on Wednesday or Thursday in an auspicious muhurat with milk, ganges water, dhoop, deep, panchamrit etc. It should be kept on a red cloth lying on a silver platform. The open end should be facing the sky and the other end should be facing you. This shankh should be filled with rice and red thread. A swastika should be drawn on this shankh and it should be worshipped with sandalwood, flowers, dhoop and deep.
Worship of Dakshinavarti Shankh
Once a Dakshinavarti shankh is established, it should be properly worshipped. To achieve quick results, you should worship it and chant :
Om Hrim Shrim Namah
Sridhar Karasthaya Payonidhi Jatayan
Laxmi Sahodaraya Fal Pradaya Fal Pradaya
Sridakshinavarta Shankhaya Sri Hrim Namah
This shankh relieves you of poverty and brings fame, success, prosperity etc.