Do you know why does temple have bells?

         We all go to temple to worship our deities but do you know the reason for the presence of bells in the temples. Why do we ring bells before entering temples or while conducting pooja. Though the sound of the God, is pleasant to the God, it also creates a vibration that helps to balance the activites of our left and right brain. So, here are few reasons to suit your rational:

* According to Agama Sastra, the bell is used to give sound for keeping evil forces away and the ring of the bell is pleasant to God.

* Another reason for ringing bells in the temple is to keep our mind focussed on devotional purpose and also to keep negative thoughts away from mind. 

* Also when the echo sound from ringing the bell is created, it activates the healing points in our body, thus making us more active and concentrated.

Author: Dr. Gitanjali Kalia

A learner at heart with 13 years of experience and still growing. From field experience to academic ambience, people interaction and exploring new ideas have been my area of interest and has proved to be stepping stone towards my achievements. Creativity is my core skill, be that vision to see the world or to work towards something aesthetically, creativity exists in everything. I am an academician by profession and the creativity is my passion. Academician: Shifting from advertising field to teaching advertising wasn't in my dreams but I must say it is one of the most challenging and coolest profession altogether. What keeps it ticking is to be with Young minds!! I have written research papers and got by books chapters published in the international books by international publications . Poet: I am a poet and got my poems published by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in Kavya Lehri and Kavyanjali. I also have an ebook to my credit titled 'Lyrical Emotions'. Writer(Blogger): A writer who loves writing and has written for numerous magazines, online portals and newspapers like Time of India(Youth section), The Identity, Contemporary Vibes, The Higher education, etc. A Blogger who runs her own blog. An artist who works towards improving her skills every now and then. A traveller who knows learning is much more outside the classroom. As a leaner is never satisfied with his/ her work, I believe to utilize the gift of human birth to the fullest and enjoy.

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