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Why there are “Bells” in Temples ?

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In India, there are Bells in temple. I always thought what is the requirement of bells in temple. So, I decided to do some research to find out the truth behind it and found out some really knowledgeable and must share stuff.

Why there are “Bells” in Temples ?

Well there are two type of belief behind this custom (tradition). One is traditional belief i.e. what people believe and other is scientific belief . We will talk about both traditional and scientific (or ancient) belief with some of its history one by one:

◾Traditional Belief (what people think):

Bell is an indispensible part in most of our Hindu Pujas. Bell is sounded before actual and during puja. A well-designed bells produce a long strains of the sound "OM". A bell is rung in a Hindu temple, during the waving of light in front of the deity, while bathing the deity and while offering food. The wide spread belief is that the bell is sounded to invite the deity to accept the worship and prayers. Another belief is that it drives away the evil forces.

◾Scientific (Ancient) Belief:

Most of us would have thought why do we see bells in all the Hindu temples and what will be the significance nature of bell to keep in all the temples and ringing while doing Pooja also and here is a scientific reason behind Temple bell presence; Bell is not made up of just your ordinary metal. It is made of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese.

The proportion at which each one of them mixed is real science behind a bell. Each of these bells is made to produce such a distinct sound that it can create unity of your left and right brain. The moment you ring that bell, bell produces sharp but lasting sound which lasts for minimum of seven seconds in echo mode good enough to touch your seven healing centres or chakras in your body. The moment bell sound happens your brain is emptied of all thoughts.

Invariably you will enter state of Tran’s state where you are very receptive. This Trans state is the one with awareness. You are so occupied in mind that only way to awaken you is with a Shock! Bell works as Anti-dote to your mind. Before you enter temple – to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell.

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