Those brass temple bells – aren’t they a sight for the eyes? But did you know that they serve a specific purpose? Not surprisingly, the ancients came up with precise compositions of metals with the intent to produce a distinct sound – a sound that was to last for exactly 7 seconds to touch the 7 chakras of the body! Amazing!

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Symbolically, bells are a symbol of the gap between the sky and the earth. Hindus ring hanging bells prior to entering a shrine. They are essentially “announcing themselves” for worship.

Bells are not just for temples. You can purchase beautiful hanging or tabletop brass bells for your home. Exotic India Art and Etsy typically have good selections:

A beautiful, modern home mandir with hanging bells:

Beautiful doors as entry to a prayer room:


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