925 Silver Conch Shell Pendant.
The Conch shell is a spiritual symbol that has been used in many cultures throughout history. Together with the circle and the spiral, it is perhaps one of the oldest symbols used for esoteric wisdom.
Used for practical purposes as a horn in ancient times, it is typically associated with the sound used to wake people up. And this is the official meaning used today, but it’s only a half truth!
In Hindu myth, the conch makes the Om sound that is said to awaken the ignorant from their slumber.
In ancient Sanskrit, the conch is known as Shankha meaning “a shell holding the sacred water.” Vedic myth says the conch appeared from the water after the great churning of the ocean.
Vishnu and Lakshmi both hold a conch, but it is also associated with other characters from Vedic mythology. In the Mahabharata, Arjuna uses a conch shell to call his troops into battle. The shell is therefore associated with courage, power and sovereignty.
According to mainstream Buddhism and Hinduism, the conch shell is also associated with truthful speech and strength.
- Length 1.4 inch
- Width 0.5 inch
- Chain not included