Most of the temples in India have one or more bells at the entrance of the temple. You will not find a Hindu temple without a bell. People ring the bell before entering the inner sanctum where the idol is placed. It has been written in the shastras that the sound of the bell drives the evil away.
There is a whole science behind temple making. These bells are not made of anyone metal but there is a whole bunch of materials which are used including copper, cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese. The real science behind the bells lies in the proportion in which these metals are mixed. Each bell is made in a way to produce such a sound that creates harmony between your left and right brain. When a person rings that bell it produces a lasting sharp vibration that lasts for about 7 seconds in echo mode which touches the seven healing centres or chakras in the body.
The sound of the bell empties all thoughts and if a person is aware and receptive, it can go in a state of trans. The sound of the bell equally distributes energy throughout the body. Bells also have a symbolic meaning in Hinduism. The curved body of the bell represents Ananta. It is a Sanskrit word that means endless or eternal. It is also one of the many names of Lord Vishnu. The tongue of the bell represents the goddess Saraswati. She is also known as the goddess of art, knowledge, wisdom and music. The handle of the bell represents prana shakti meaning vital power and is symbolically linked to Hanuman, Nandi, Garuda and Sudharshan chakra. There is a deep and profound science behind temple bells.


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