Pooja Bells or Ghante as it is referred is an important part of any ritual in pooja. Almost any pooja starts with the ringing of bells. It is believed that Gods reside in these bells making it very essential to ring them in all poojas and also in temples.
Importance of Ghante
- An auspicious sound producing instrument used in temples and during poojas conducted at home.
- The sound of the bells are said to energize the Chakras in our bodies.
- Negative energies are expelled and one tends to focus on the
- The brass and bronze bells are also supposed to produce the sound ‘OM’ which radiates positive frequencies all around.
- The bells hung in temples are of great significance as they produce an echo which is not only absorbed by the vigraha installed, but the vibrations engulf the entire place causing an healing effect to the body and the mind.
- The jagante is a form of bell used in poojas and sounded during aarathis to God, thereby removing negative
- Doors of pooja rooms have small bells fixed to them which adds positivity to the homes.
घण्टारवं करोम्यादौ देवताह्वान लाञ्छनम् ॥
Constituents of a Bell
- Bells are normally crafted with metals like brass and their They are available in shapes and sizes.
- The body represents ‘Ananta’ while the tongue represents Goddess Saraswathi and the handle represents Shakti.
- The handle of the bell is linked to various symbols like Lord Anjaneya, Nandi, Shankha and
- Temple bells are big and hung in front of the Garbhagudi. They produce larger sounds which resonates the entire place.
- Jagante is another form of bell in the shape of a plate made from bronze. The sound is produced by striking the plate with a stick made of wood.
- The hanging bells in the doors of pooja room are made of metal.
- Tibetan bells have exquisite designs with a greater resonance
Thus bells play an important role in the pooja’s and the soothing effects harmonise the mind to focus on the greatness of God. Let the auspicious chimes of the bells bring us closer to the Divine….