Showing posts with label Ghanta. Show all posts
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Hinduism - What Is A Ghanta? What Is Its Symbolism In Hindu Iconography?


These bells are normally rung with the bell section extending from the bottom of the closed hand and have a long straight handle pointing upward from the top.

Ringing bells are an integral feature of Hindu devotion (puja), and one of the sixteen customary gifts (upacharas) presented to the god as part of worship is their beautiful sound.

In Hindu iconography, bells are connected with a variety of deities, but they are notably associated with the goddess Kali, whose screaming voice is likened with a tolling bell.





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