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Dakshinavarti Shankh - Right hand shankh


INR 23,00,000


This is an original very rare Dakshinavarti Shankh from the Indian Ocean. It is also called Laxmi Shankh and is held by the goddess Vaishnavi, the warrior goddess Durga and Gaja Lakshmi This Shankh was found in Srilanka and is healthy with a thick body and milky colour and is covered by its natural skin. This Valampuri or Dakshinavarti shankh when held with the spout (siphonal canal) pointed up, has spiral twisting rightwards rather than very much more common form, which twists leftwards. This true Lakshmi Shank is a rare sinistral Turbinella conch shell from the Indian Ocean, usually from Turbinella pyrum.

This is different from the common right hand whelk shell that is sold under the same name. A real Dakshinavarti Shankh like this, has a rounded shape (that matches the left hand shankh) and has 3 to 7 ridges or plaits on its columella while a whelk shell does not show the presence of such plaits on its columella and is more conical in shape. These can be accurately verified by an x-ray.

A Dakshinavarti Shankh symbolises prosperity, purity and abundance. It is said that this Shankh emits the sound “Om” naturally in the environment due to its shape when kept with its open mouth facing the sky and tail towards the North.

This Shankh is very rare & much coveted and it is highly auspicious to keep it in Pooja for prosperity and auspiciousness. This type of Shankh is found 8-10 in number in an year and is found in the Indian Ocean between Myanmar (Burma) all the way to Sri Lanka.

Properties of a real Right hand Lakshmi Shankh as per Skanda-purana.

  • The sacred conch-shell must be of the colour of cow's milk.
  • It must have a long neck and broad body
  • It should have minimum 3 spirals on the underside
  • When held with the crown pointed up, the conch's spiral will turn to the right (Dakshinavarti)

    Benefits of Right hand Lakshmi Shankh.

  • Brings prosperity and abundance to the worshipper's house.
  • Brings happiness and peace amongst the family members.
  • If kept during a religious gathering, it brings knowledge by evoking Goddess Saraswati.
  • It enlightens the students with knowledge and sharpens their memory.
  • To get rid off malefic planetery effects, evils and black magic, just fill it with Ganges water and sprinkle it on a person or around premises.
  • Removes ill-effects of Brahmhatya, Gau-hatya and Bal-hatya.
  • This is the rarest of the rare Shankh and this size and perfect variety occurs very rarely.

    Origin: Srilanka
    Height: approx. 3.5 inches
    Width: approx. 2 inches
    Weight: approx. 95 grams (with skin)

    X-ray and other required certification will be provided with this shell.