Know this loss before keeping conch shell in worship of Mahadev

There are some special rules in Hinduism to worship each deity. Since conch is very dear to Lord Vishnu and Vishnu is pleased by offering water from the conch, this does not happen in the worship of Lord Shiva. Conch is not used in this puja. Conch is considered sacred from religious point of view. […]
 


Know this loss before keeping conch shell in worship of Mahadev

There are some special rules in Hinduism to worship each deity. Since conch is very dear to Lord Vishnu and Vishnu is pleased by offering water from the conch, this does not happen in the worship of Lord Shiva. Conch is not used in this puja. Conch is considered sacred from religious point of view. In any puja, after the aarti, conch water is sprinkled on the devotees. Conch is not used in Shiva worship. The reason for not blowing conch shell in Shiva worship is also found in Shiva Purana.

gift of son

According to the legend of Shiv Purana, the demon king Dambha had no children. He did penance to Lord Vishnu to get a child. Lord Vishnu asked the demon king to ask for a boon after harsh treatment. At this time Dambha sought the boon of a powerful son. Vishnu ji said aastu and was mesmerized. After this a son of Dambha was born and he was named Shankhachud.

 

Shankhchud did severe penance

In order to please Brahmaji, Shankhchud did severe penance in Pushkar. Pleased with this, Brahma asked for a boon, the conch shell said that he should become invincible to the gods. Brahmaji gave him Shri Krishna Kavach by calling him ‘Tatastu’. After this, Brahmaji, pleased with Shankhachud’s penance, ordered her to marry Tulsi, the daughter of Dharmadhwaj, and she became pregnant. The marriage of Tulsi and Shankhchud also took place on the orders of Brahma.

Shivaji also failed to kill

After receiving the boon of Lord Brahma, the ego came into the conch shell and established its dominance over the three worlds. Devastated by the conch shell, the gods sought help from Vishnu, but Lord Vishnu himself blessed him with a hypocritical son. For this, Vishnu worshiped Shankar, after which Shiva went to protect the deity, but because of Shri Krishna’s shield and Tulsi’s virtuous religion, even Shiva did not succeed in killing him.

the conch was born from the bone

After this Vishnu took the form of a Brahmin and took his Krishna Kavach to the demon king as a gift. Taking the form of a conch, he took a shell of Tulsi. Lord Shiva then slayed the conch shell with his trident, it is believed that the conch shell originated from his bone and he was a dear devotee of Vishnu. This is because it is considered auspicious to offer water from a conch to Vishnu, while Lord Shankar was killed by him, hence the use of conch is prohibited in the worship of Shankar.