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July 23, 2017: Ever wondered why we ring a bell before entering a temple? It is not quite recently out of custom but rather it has a scientific clarification attached.

The majority of the old temples have a vast chime at the entrance, it is believed that since you are entering God’s home, you have to ring the vast chime similarly as somebody would do when they are at your doorstep.


It is said that when you ring the bell, you stir the Lord. The ringing of the bell delivers a divine sound “Om” which is the widespread name of Lord Shiva. It fills the psyche with peace and helps you to remember the enticing energy of nature (sarva-vyaapi).

The minute the chime rings, your psyche is discharged of all problems and you enter a condition of trance, where you become highly responsive. It gives you peace and prepares you for supernatural mindfulness when you enter the temple.

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The ringing of the bell delivers a sharp however yearning impact. The vibration or reverberate goes on for seven seconds which is sufficiently long to touch seven recuperating focuses of your body (chakras).

A chime is made of components, for example, cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium, and manganese. Each of these metals is mixed in scientific proportion and after that, it is tried on the high-pitched quality sound it makes.

Additionally, on ringing, a sound is delivered that has the mitigating and quieting impact on the cerebrum. The left and right half of the brain work in the union at that point.

The sharp sound of the bell clears our mind of any negative ideas. Bells and different instruments, similar to cymbals, have been utilized by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Christians and the Chinese since time immemorial.

According to the Agama Sastra, ringing a chime in temples prevents evil spirits, to be specific Yaksha, Paisasa, Rakshasa, and Brahmarakshasa, from entering the temple.

-By Staff writer at Newsgram


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