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Ghantaanaadam (Ringing the bell)

Posted on: November 1, 2008

15739, 21 June 2007

Ghantaanaadam (Ringing the bell)

Ghantaa or bell is a common sight in any temple. Bell 
has a signficant place in the process of worship. While 
the bell made of gold and silver produce mild sound it 
is said that the bells made of copper, brass help in 
controlling the evils and germs. 

Padma Samhitaa says: 

Udghaatane kavaatasya prastute poojane tathaa
Aavaahanaarghye swapane pushpe dhoopecha deepake
Neeraajane yavanikaasamuddhaare nivedane
Homa bhootabalau karmanyudvaahe chalanam maneh

The Bell has to be rung while opening the temple 
doors, praying, worshipping, invoking Gods, 
offering Arghya, performing the bath to Gods, 
offering flowers, lamp, Dhoop stricks and 
neeraajana, opening the curtain, offerings 
or Nivedana, performing homa, offering Bhootabali 
and while performing Kalyaana or marriage to Gods. 

Naarada Samhitaa says:

Ghantaayaam vaasudevancha jihvaayaantu saraswateem
Taadanam vanhi daivatyam dandechaivatu bhaaskaram
Naadantu eeshwaram proktam ghantaayaamadhi daivataah

Vaasudeva is the lord for the bell, Saraswathi for 
the handle at the centre, Agni for ringing, Sun for 
the tip of the handle and Shiva for the sound produced 
are the other lords. 

Padma samhitaa says:

Utsaadanam pishaachaadeh preenanamcha hareh param
Sannidhaanamamartyaanaam ghantaayaaschaalanaadbhaveth

Bell has to be rung for driving away the evils, 
please Lord Vishnu and invite the Gods who give 
prosperity to the human beings.

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