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Feng Shui and Conch Shells

Updated on July 7, 2015
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The conch shell plays an important role in feng shui as it’s believed to bring forth the following benefits.

  • Provides a sense of peace and comfort to a home as well as protection.
  • Creates harmony and strengthens the romance of couples who are having a long distance relationship.
  • Attracts wealth and prosperity.
  • Helps in a child's education.
  • Attracts overseas business for corporations dealing with international trade.
  • Keeps one safe and happy when traveling.

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Home

  • Placing a 7-8 inch conch shell in the South corner of the living room is believed to boost the homeowner’s popularity and reputation.
  • Place smooth conch shells in the kitchen to create energy which is harmonious and family oriented.
  • Keep spiny conch shells on the windowsill to attract energy which protects the home from bad luck and harm.
  • Keep a basket filled with conch shells on a table near the front door for a successful and rewarding career.

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Romance

  • Couples having a long distance relationship can place a conch shell in the southwest area of their bedroom. The conch shell is believed to help improve their relationship and also prevent them from being apart for long periods of time.
  • A conch shell placed in a couple’s bedroom is also believed to protect against infidelity.

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Education

Place a conch shell in the Northeast corner of your child’s bedroom for success in studies.

Business

Place a conch shell on the desk if you want to be successful in doing business with overseas companies.

Some feng shui practitioners suggest placing a conch shell in the southern sector of the office to bring fame and recognition to a company.

Travel

Carrying a conch shell when traveling is believed to keep one safe and lucky during the journey.

Taking along a conch shell while traveling on business is said to bring success to the business venture.

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Apart from feng shui, the conch shell also plays a significant role in Tibetan Buddhism and in India.

Tibetan Buddhism

The conch shell is commonly used to summon ‘together religious assemblies.’ It is also used to store ‘holy water’ and as a ‘musical instrument.’

India

The conch shell is used to drive out evil spirits and prevent natural disasters. Some even use it to frighten ‘away poisonous creatures.’

© 2012 Suranee Perera

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      Suranee Perera 2 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Hello Aumi,

      Place the conch shell under the mattress and on the same side as your pillow is. This is a popular way of using the conch shell to increase one's luck in foreign travel. People usually carry a conch shell to increase good luck and give protection whilst traveling. Good luck!

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      Aumi 2 years ago

      Hello,

      This is Aumi. i want to attract travel luck i mean attract foreigntrip. may i keep crong shell with me in my purse always? does it bring the opportunity for me? please tell me.

      Thanks

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      Suranee Perera 4 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      BH,

      Since the Kauri Shanka is believed to help one increase their wealth and finances it is normally kept in a cash box.

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      bh 4 years ago

      Hi I want to know if kauri shankh can be kept in puja room

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      That's a magnificent collection of conch shells you have there Teylina :) Pleased you liked the hub and thank you again. I hope you have a marvelous holiday during your stay in Sri Lanka when you do visit :)

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      I wasn't trying to be a smart-aleck; I'm been collecting for decades (longer than I like to admit!), and my mother had so many, that even after divvying up--friends and family--I may have more now. All but one box is stored; I have to have some with me all the time, and, yes, I do carry one in my pocket (if I have a pocket!). That's why I loved your hub so very good-- so many people have never even seen these awesome houses! Sad. I'd love to visit Sri Lanka some day as I've heard a lot about it's beauty. You've convinced me!

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Hello Teylina,

      I find horse conch shells to be quite stunning and beautiful. That's a lot of conch shells you have :)Thank you for stopping by and commenting and also for sharing about the different types of conch shells you own. Whelk conch shells are quite common here but I didn't know it had such names. Thank you for sharing that info too :)

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Good write. My favorite shells are in the whelk family, then angel wings, "babies' ears", "sharks' eyes, then conch--so many more! I have some very large (some tiny) incl'g couple of horse conchs (none bought) and have, I'm sure, well over a thousand. Since one of my fave sayings is "Happiness is sand in your shoes and a shell in your pocket," being beach bum I am, feng shui doesn't cut it for me, but each to their own!

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Hello Bindu,

      Which type of conch shell are you planning to use for the puja? Is it the Dakshinavarti Shankh, Vamavarta Shankh, Ganesha shankh, Gaumukhi Shankh, or the Kauri Shankh?

      I don’t have a lot of knowledge of using these conch shells for pujas since I personally do not perform pujas using conch shells. But I will share with you the little I know.

      Dakshinavarti Shankh – This conch shell is linked to the Goddess Lakshmi and is usually wrapped in a white cloth and kept in the place of worship such as the altar. The Dakshinavarti Shankh is believed to help usher in riches and remove negative energy.

      Vamavarta Shankh – When this shell is blown its said to cleanse the negative energy prevailing in the environment. The shell is used in a variety of ways when performing pujas.

      Ganesha Shankh – This conch shell is associated with Lord Ganesha and is used to help one do well in their studies. The shell is also believed to remove bad energy and give protection. The Ganesha Shankh is laid over a red colored cloth and placed on the altar. Some people will wrap the shell in a red cloth and keep it in their home in a closet as a protection from financial losses.

      Gaumukhi Shankh – This conch shell is kept on the altar and is said to help usher in tranquility and happiness.

      Kauri Shankh – Some people keep this shell inside their safe alongside cash as they hold onto the belief it is effective in increasing one’s wealth and protects against financial problems. The Kauri Shankh is connected to wealth and prosperity.

      I hope this information will help you.

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      Bindu 5 years ago

      Could you please tell me where and how to keep conch shells in puja area??

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Every culture has their own beliefs which the other may find strange. In feng shui the conch shell is believed to bring forth goodness when used in a certain way. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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      Jarn 5 years ago from Sebastian, Fl

      I'm curious, what is it about the conch that makes it so beneficial? And why do people believe this?

      If the conch were such a naturally blessed creature, surely it would not grant blessings to others, as it means people would (and do) hunt them for their meat and shells.