The Panchajanya Conch
people think of Krishna as a naughty but lovable child.
there are many facets to Krishna’s colorful character.
annihilated many demons and was a great ruler.
expounded the fascinating philosophy of the Bhaagvad Geeta before the Great
Battle of Mahabharata was fought.
the great battle Mahabharata was about to be waged in Kurukshetra, a conch was
blown to strike terror into the hearts of the enemy.
That conch was called the Panchajanya
Today I am going to tell you how the conch came to be known
by that name.
was once a wicked demon. His name was Panchajanya.
tempted the young people into performing wrong acts.
engaging in wrong activities, the young people’s lives were ruined.
Krishna’s Guru’s name was Sandipany.
son of Sandipany had become prey to the evil acts of Panchajanya.
rescued the son of Sandipany and returned him to his parents.
the bones of Panchajanya, Krishna carved out a conch.
this conch was blown, it warned the evil people what fate awaited them, if they
continued in their wicked activities.
the great battle Mahabharata was about to be waged in Kurukshetra, it was the
Panchajanya conch that was blown to
strike terror into the hearts of the enemy.
conch is also blown during auspicious occasions.
sound of the conch is like the ‘Om’ sound.
is another story connected with the Conch.
was a demon called Shankhaasura.
defeated the Devas, stole the Vedas (Spiritual Scriptures) and went to the
bottom of the ocean. The Devas prayed to Lord Vishnu for help.
Vishnu incarnated as the Matsya (fish) Avtaar and killed Shankhaasura.
Vishnu blew the conch shaped bone of his ear. The ‘Om’ sound came out of it
and the Vedas were released from captivity.
is the reason why the conch is called ‘Shankha’ and the knowledge of the
Vedas is contained in the sound of ‘Om’ that emanates from the Shankha.