What is Conch or Shanka?
Conch or Shanka is a wonderful gift given by nature to mankind when blown produces a distinct sound that is considered to be auspicious and soul awakening. The blowing of Conch is the one religious practice followed from the ancient period. The magnificent snow-white gastropod shell is popularly known as the shank, in Sanskrit, it is popularly known as ‘Sankha’. It is considered as the symbol of purity, brilliance and auspiciousness. It is also well known by the name of the Conch. When the apex of the Shank is blown to form a whole, it produces a magnificent sound. Once Conch was also used as a medium of exchange and it was equivalent to coins in India. Conch Shell Vintage coins have great value in the Indian market. Continue reading Conch Shell Vintage coins: An illustration of Marine Treasure
Kingdom of Mysore was a kingdom founded in the South-Indian region in 1399 CE. This kingdom was founded by Yaduraya in the region of the modern city of Mysore. The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar family, who once served as a feudatory of the Vijayanagara Empire until the empire’s decline in 1565. Continue reading Kingdom of Mysore