The mantra chanted while ringing the temple bell
Aagamaarthamtu devaanaam gamanaarthamtu rakshasaam,
Kurve ghantaaravam tatra devataahvaahna lakshanam
(I ring this bell indicating the invocation of divinity, so that virtuous and noble forces enter; and the demonic and evil forces, from within and without, depart)
Trivia on Significance of Temple Bells
“.….here is a scientific reason behind temple bell presence. The bell is not made up of just an ordinary metal. It is made of various metals (panchaa dhaatu or asthaa dhaatu) like cadmium, lead, copper, silver, gold, brass, iron, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese.
The proportion at which each one of them is mixed is the 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 the bell sound happens your brain is emptied of all thoughts. Invariably you enter the state of trance, a state where you are very receptive. …...”
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Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe
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