Buddha Journey conch shell is handmade in Nepal by Newar artist. This is a real and natural conch shell.
- Handmade Tibetan Ritual Item
- Length: 8.5 inches
- Outer Circumference: 12 Inches
- Design: Buddha Journey
- Material: Natural conch shell
Buddha Journey conch shell is handmade in Nepal by Newar artist. This is a real and natural conch shell. Images of Buddha Making a journey after enlightenment are carved on the surface of the sankha.
For the remaining 45 years of his life, the Buddha is said to have travelled in the Gangetic Plain, in what is now Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and southern Nepal, teaching a diverse range of people: from nobles to servants, murderers such as Angulimala, and cannibals such as Alavaka. Although the Buddha’s language remains unknown, it’s likely that he taught in one or more of a variety of closely related Middle Indo-Aryan dialects, of which Pali may be a standardisation.
Buddha journey image is the representation of this traveling around places and giving discourses.
According to Wikipedia Conch Shell can be explained as follows.
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.
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 state of Travancore, and the Kingdom of Cochin.
A powder made from the shell material is used in ayurveda as a treatment for stomach ailments.