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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Significance

Image credit: George Tooker, self-portrait

A legacy that a large sea-snail can leave behind, epic wars of relics like Mahabharatha and Ramayana began with one deserted small house of a sea-snail - conch. The amazing sound that can be produced from a conch is another different dazzling creation of nature altogether. In Hindu mythology, when a conch is blown, it marks the beginning of a war, death and agony. An insignificant snail that made its home in Paanchjanya (Lord Krishna's conch) must have been a very significant one to have started Mahabharatha war.

I wish the Department of Archaeology restored the souvenir of a happy home of a snail paving way for destruction, agony and loss! Lastly, not to forget, re-establishment of Dharma.

Written for Magpie Tales: mag 289

8 comments:

Kutamun said...

I guess snails have Empires too

Sun Bloom said...

@Kutamun. Really? I didn't know that.

Tess Kincaid said...

I can hear that ancient conch...

Sun Bloom said...

Did it foretell anything?

Kathleen said...

I had no idea! Thank you!

Sun Bloom said...

@Kathleen. Mention not. :-)

Amrit Sinha said...

Well said ... the significance of a shell :-)

Sun Bloom said...

@Amrit Sinha. Thank you!