In Hinduism, the shankh is a sacred emblem of the God Vishnu. It is still used as a trumpet in Hindu rituals, and in the past was used as a war trumpet, we have seen that in the Ramayan and the Mahabharat. The shankh is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode of goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Lord Vishnu.According to our Puranas, the shankh was originated during the Churning of the ocean by the Deities. It has been mentioned in ‘Varaha Puran’ that one should not open the door of the temple without first blowing the shankh. When the shankh is blown before the start of puja energy is emitted from the shankh. This energy reduces the strength of distressing frequencies. Besides a protective armour of Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) is formed around the articles of puja.
Apart from religious factors, Conch blowing is a great exercise for the urinary tract, bladder, lower abdomen, diaphragm, chest and neck muscles. Practice can expand the Lung’s muscles, improving their aerial capacity. Conch blowing also exercises your thyroid glands and vocal cords and helps in correcting any speech problems. Your face muscles are stretched when you blow a conch, so you’re automatically doing away with fine lines by blowing the conch every day.Blowing sound can destroy harmful elements in the environment and brings positive energy. The sound from the conch can kill the viruses and bacteria within 1,500 sq ft around the conch blower. Shankh Dhwani reduces the widespread of Malaria because the sound waves produced after blowing a shankh (conch) are responsible for killing all the harmful germs, insects and reducing breeding of mosquitoes. Blowing sound can kill the parasite which causes Malaria.