8 Sounds of Religion #MyFriendAlexa

8 Sounds of Religion #MyFriendAlexa

I am sure you have watched many superhero movies, so have I. My favorite forever is Spiderman. Such a simple and humble boy who has so many powers and lives by the motto ‘With great power comes great responsibility’.

It was long back when we all watched Spiderman 3, I am sure you remember when Peter Parker fights with Venom. The black Spiderman, who is more powerful and mean than our very own friendly neighbour Spidey. The scene when Harry sacrifices himself to save Peter. In that scene, Peter makes a sound cage, and holds Venom inside. My brain that day registered the fact that negative energies fear loud sounds.

And religion is what gives us hope to stay guarded against evil, Right?

India is a land of religion; we have given birth to many religions and nurtured many more. Religion shows a human being right way of living. As per Sociology, ‘Religion is the study of beliefs and practices’. Although why do we need religion, which religion is better than other, and which is the better way to worship is different. However, while worshiping God, every religion focuses on one or many sounds, so let’s explore 8 dominant sounds of religions.

It may be any religion, the unique sound(s) play a significant role. The sounds always guide us, ward evil and give peace to the mind and soul.

Shankh/ Conch:

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It comes to me as top of the head recall, as the first most powerful sound. Don’t we see it during religious ceremonies at home and during all the major pujas, and in temples as well? I clearly remember Mahendra Kapoor singing Sambhavami Yugay Yugay to be followed by a long blow of conch in Title track of B R Chopra’s Mahabharata

It holds a prominent place in Indian mythology. So, what does it exactly do? It is said that if the Conch/ Shankh is blown in right way, then the energy it emits help in reducing the distressing frequencies and wards off germs that cause various diseases.

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Fibonacci spiral & Conch

It is also said that keeping a right-handed Conch at home helps in boosting good luck, health and prosperity. Moreover, its surely great in boosting lung capacity. It is the closest natural inspiration for Fibonacci spiral. During the research about this blog, I came across various types and names of the conch, all the Pandavas and Shri Krishna had their own conch with different names and specialities. For example,  Arjuna had Devadatta, Yudhishtira had Ananthavijaya, Bheema’s conch was Paundra, Nakula had Sughosha, Sahadeva had Manipushpaka and Shri Krishna had Pancajanya that he won by slaying a demon called Pancajana, I have a terrific propensity to write about conch. But, paucity of space demands that I better move to the next sound.

Azaan/ Adhan:

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It’s a call of prayer given by a muezzin. A muezzin is a person who recites Azaan from the mosque. Five times a day. It’s in Arabic language. The origin of this means ‘to listen, to hear, to be informed’. It is basically to give a heads up to people that its time for the prayer.

The history of when and where it started goes back to 1400 yes ago. Bilal ibn Rabah al-Habashi was the first person to do the role of a muezzin. He was chosen by Prophet Mohammad, because of his ability to sing melodious and loud.

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To motivate the worshipers and to make them aware that the mosque is open now – is the reason behind this. It’s called from the minaret, however now a days its broadcast through the loudspeakers on the minarets of the mosque

Church bell:

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We all have heard the Church Gong a several times, even if you haven’t been inside a church ever. Bollywood and television give us a little peak into all the religions, including Christianity. May it be Josh, DDLJ or PK, we all have seen the beauty of the churches.

The purpose of the church bell is mostly same as Azaan in the mosque, that is to call worshipers and inform them that it’s time to pray. The bell is rung for a variety of ceremonial purposes. In Christian tradition it is also believed that, the sound of bell wards of demons, see Peter Parker knew loud sound scare negativity!!

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The fact that I was unaware was that its an art to ring the bell, and people can take it up as a hobby. It’s a group activity and teaches many things from social-skills to team work, providing goo music therapy too.

Here is a link to an youtube video, where people in Ireland are trying to reviving this art of bell ringing.

Prayer Wheel

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When you see or visit any place that has Buddhist culture, you see large cylindrical rotating structures, I was unaware that they have a name too. They are called Prayer Wheel. They are mostly seen in the monasteries of Tibet and Bhutan. These prayer wheel carry scripts inside it written on paper with a prayer “ॐ मणिपद्मे हूँ (om mani padme hum) which means ‘The jewel is in the Lotus’, The first word Aum/Om is a sacred syllable found in Indian religions. The word Mani means “jewel” or “bead”, Padme is the “lotus flower” (the Buddhist sacred flower), and Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment.

Many monks including Dalai Lama phrase the benefits and goodness of chanting this. This mantra is supposed to guard the person chanting it from all forms of evils as well as drive them towards god by improving their Karma.

Prayer wheels are used for meditation.

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Although these wheels don’t make loud noise, but a creaking sound comes from the small prayer wheels, and a bell is hung at one corner of the large prayer wheel to make a soothing sound while meditating.

EK Onkar

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I had my first closed brush with this powerful chant, when I watched Rang De Basanti, the lyrics tucked my heart strings. This verse that starts with ik Onkar, is called Gurbani

Ek onkar satnam kartapurakh,            Nirmoh nirvair akaal murat          Ajuni sabham,         Guru parsad

Which means One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru’s Grace

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Ik Onkar is the symbol that represents the one supreme reality and is a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy. Ik Onkar has a prominent position at the head of the Mul Mantar and the opening words of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

The continuous chanting of this mantra not just helps in meditation and peace of mind but also shows us the path to get closer to God by emphasizing there is only one God.

The musical instruments really play an important role, so that the sounds of Oum stays in our mind for long.

Ghanti/ Ganta :

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It looks more or less similar to the church bell, however Hindus have a miniature form of it in the temples at home as well. Ghanti when its small and Ghanta when its huge, there is lot of scientific as well as religious logic behind when and why one should pray along with the bell ringing.

The religious reason is that, the nature came into existence with a big bang, and similar frequency is generated by the bell or ghanta so that the existence of nature remains as it is now.

It is said that when we ring bell at home or at temple, it creates or resonates and generates such energy that pushes stress, negativity as well as diseases. The gong at the temple, when creates a loud sound it helps in both the brain lobes to align providing peace and concentration.

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India is full of surprises, and we have many temple. In Nainital, Uttarakhand there is a Ghantiwala temple. People worship Golu Devta, who is considered as God of Justice and incarnation of Lord Shiva. People write application n non-judicial bond paper with their pleas, and once their wishes are fulfilled they thank the God by tying bells showing their gratitude.

Sound of Ululation/ Kurava

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When ever Durga puja comes this sound of Ululation reminds us f festivities, not just in Bengali weddings but in most of the ceremonial occasion’s females make this sound. Remember Vidya Balan’s Kahaani where during the climax of the movie we see women making that sound.

This sound is produced by emitting a high-pitched loud voice accompanied with a rapid back and forth movement of the tongue and the uvula.

It is also supposed to ward off evil and bad spirits.

I love writing blogs on new topics as it increases the knowledge base and makes me feel enriched, for an example I always thought the In india only Bengal and some places of North east India has the tradition of Ululaton, however it took me by surprise that this is common in Kerala and Malayali people call it Kurava. The practice and reason for doing it remains same.

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Further to add its not just India, rather the roots of ululation are Latin and its practiced in Egypt, Middle east, Gulf as well as countries through African sub continent. It is called zaghroutah. There is lot to know and lot to learn in every field.

Dhol/ Tabla/ Mridung/ Dumru/ Drum

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Pambi-Folk Drum

Names and shapes can be many, but these instruments create a bass and are used in worshiping god in most of the religions. We see them at temples during bhajan, kirtan and arti. We can hear them at gurudwara’s as well as mosques too.

It can be seen durga puja where everyone loves to do the dhunichi dance on the beat of dhol or sufi songs at khwaja ji. Which ever is the place and occasion, venue and religion the beats makes us forget the present and go deep into devotion.

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Irrespective of religion, there’s certainly one theme that runs common. The power of sound. There are some frequencies that humans can hear and then there’s a Hertz world beyond our capability. The newest fad to have caught up is that of Subliminal Therapy and Delta Waves. They are said to hold immense hypnosis and healing power. YouTube is filled up with all kinds. How these magical sounds stand apart from regular conversation? Simple!! During conversations, generally people don’t listen with an intend to understand. They listen with intend to reply. These sounds seek no acknowledgement. These are powerful emotion that rightfully find their way into our soul, through our ears.

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This Post Has 440 Comments

  1. soniadogra

    This is such a unique post. Wow! Loved it…And the way you connected spiderman to the whole thing..Awesome!

    1. Thanks dear. I am happy you liked it, as the topic is different from the routine.

  2. soniadogra

    This is such a unique post. Wow! Loved it…And the way you connected spiderman to the whole thing..Awesome!

    1. Thanks dear. I am happy you liked it, as the topic is different from the routine.

  3. Prayer wheels, the gurbani and church bells as they toll are by far my favourite. When I had visited McLeodganj and had the chance to visit local Buddhist monastries there, it was a beautiful experience to move the prayer wheels and watch them set the motion.

    1. Adi Sathe

      Very interesting thought behind the sounds of religions… Thanks for sharing such intriguing points…

    1. Neha Jain

      Wow that is such a nice post I really liked reading it as it’s connecting to us in many ways and spread so much positivity. These sounds are really nice

  4. kalaravi16

    This was such an interesting and enlightening read! I am really glad I found your wonderful blog. I found the sound of the conch shell and its properties especially very intriguing, perhaps a separate post dedicated to it would be wonderful!

    1. I was in fact thinking of the same, because there is so much to write, I am specially fascinated by the relationship between Conch and Fibonacci spiral. Glad to hear from you.

  5. kalaravi16

    This was such an interesting and enlightening read! I am really glad I found your wonderful blog. I found the sound of the conch shell and its properties especially very intriguing, perhaps a separate post dedicated to it would be wonderful!

    1. I was in fact thinking of the same, because there is so much to write, I am specially fascinated by the relationship between Conch and Fibonacci spiral. Glad to hear from you.

    2. SwatiMathur

      This is such an amazing and unique post. So beautifully said these are the sound of emotions which enters our soul through our ears. I loved reading it and got to know about sounds which I was not even aware. Thanks for writing such an informative post.

  6. Just a contrarian view! What about sound pollution? I have always felt that religion or spirituality is an intensely personal thing. All these noises deviate one from the true meaning! Nicely researched article though!

  7. aditi

    Amazed by the description of various kinds of religious sounds as they train the humanity to follow the right path.

    #MyFriendAlexa
    #AditiReads
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  8. aditi

    Amazed by the description of various kinds of religious sounds as they train the humanity to follow the right path.

    #MyFriendAlexa
    #AditiReads
    aditikapur.com

  9. Archana

    Wow! what a detailed research on different religions and their common connection with sound, Besides of seen and listened every term so many times in reality and movie as well but never thought of this beautiful connection of sound all together, very nice, informative post.

      1. Dr.Amrita Basu

        Such beautiful sounds through out India .This was a very unique post.

  10. Archana

    Wow! what a detailed research on different religions and their common connection with sound, Besides of seen and listened every term so many times in reality and movie as well but never thought of this beautiful connection of sound all together, very nice, informative post.

  11. Modern Gypsy

    Wow, excellent research on the different sounds of religion. I love the morning Azaan. The sound of the Azaan is forever linked in my mind with all-nighters spent either studying or chatting with friends. The call of the muezzin in the morning was so soothing. Ek Onkar is a chant I often listen to while driving to work in the morning. It sets the tone for the rest of my day.

    1. so happy to get positive feedback, I also learnt a lot of new things while doing all the research for this one.

  12. vidhya29

    woow you wrote it beautifully! I love sound of ek omkar, and wheels and ghant

  13. vidhya29

    woow you wrote it beautifully! I love sound of ek omkar, and wheels and ghant

  14. Narinder Bhatia

    Wow, that’s such an amazing piece, so enriching in every way. I learnt a lot reading this post and appreciate your passion. I am sure it mush have been a lot of effort in doing research for this and then culling out the relevant stuff for this post. Definitely, sound is powerful as long as it’s the right sound (done in the right way). The effect and impact of right sound is immense – honking vs soothing music is a case in point. Thanks for your enriching post and i look forward to your next post(s).

    1. Thanks for so much encouragement, no doubt a lot of research went through, however happy to hear feedback from people, worth the efforts.

  15. Ninu Nair

    Wow…surely words of wisdom. And, for venom and spiderman 3, my husband was like now you understand the importance of sound but when someone tells you in a spiritual tone, you completely ignore…hehe. Lovely post.

  16. Ninu Nair

    Wow…surely words of wisdom. And, for venom and spiderman 3, my husband was like now you understand the importance of sound but when someone tells you in a spiritual tone, you completely ignore…hehe. Lovely post.

      1. Varsh

        Amazing how every religion uses musical sounds as a way of praying and feeling closer to spirituality. The ghantis and shankhnaad have been a part of my childhood.

  17. trendtofit

    Even scientific studies say that ringing of temple bells heals a depressed mind! Nice and well researched article!

  18. trendtofit

    Even scientific studies say that ringing of temple bells heals a depressed mind! Nice and well researched article!

  19. Shubhra Rastogi

    Wow, all the sounds produced by these are lovely and the beauty is that each one has a soothing and calming effect in their own way. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

  20. Shubhra Rastogi

    Wow, all the sounds produced by these are lovely and the beauty is that each one has a soothing and calming effect in their own way. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

  21. so happy to get positive feedback, I also learnt a lot of new things while doing all the research for this one.

  22. jaya1966

    Wow! I never thought of sounds and religion in one breath though I have always been aware of the conch and azaan and other things. The premise behind this article is great. Kudos.

  23. jaya1966

    Wow! I never thought of sounds and religion in one breath though I have always been aware of the conch and azaan and other things. The premise behind this article is great. Kudos.

  24. jaya1966

    Wow! I never thought of sounds and religion in one breath though I have always been aware of the conch and azaan and other things. The premise behind this article is great. Kudos.

  25. jaya1966

    Wow! I never thought of sounds and religion in one breath though I have always been aware of the conch and azaan and other things. The premise behind this article is great. Kudos.

  26. Arushi

    What a beautiful and well researched post. I love it how you started with Spider-Man and went on to sounds of different religions. The bells at the golu baba temple are so fascinating. You can see bells in all shapes and sizes. All the sounds you have mentioned are so calming!! Loved reading your post on the unique topic

  27. Arushi

    What a beautiful and well researched post. I love it how you started with Spider-Man and went on to sounds of different religions. The bells at the golu baba temple are so fascinating. You can see bells in all shapes and sizes. All the sounds you have mentioned are so calming!! Loved reading your post on the unique topic

  28. Arushi

    What a beautiful and well researched post. I love it how you started with Spider-Man and went on to sounds of different religions. The bells at the golu baba temple are so fascinating. You can see bells in all shapes and sizes. All the sounds you have mentioned are so calming!! Loved reading your post on the unique topic

  29. Arushi

    What a beautiful and well researched post. I love it how you started with Spider-Man and went on to sounds of different religions. The bells at the golu baba temple are so fascinating. You can see bells in all shapes and sizes. All the sounds you have mentioned are so calming!! Loved reading your post on the unique topic

  30. Leha

    You have done some really good research here. Fantastic. Sounds do have a lot of significance. They are but energy and energy affects us directly. We are all energy at the core

  31. Leha

    You have done some really good research here. Fantastic. Sounds do have a lot of significance. They are but energy and energy affects us directly. We are all energy at the core

  32. Leha

    You have done some really good research here. Fantastic. Sounds do have a lot of significance. They are but energy and energy affects us directly. We are all energy at the core

  33. bohobibliophile

    Such a beautiful post. I loved the way you included all the different sounds of religion in one cohesive format.

  34. bohobibliophile

    Such a beautiful post. I loved the way you included all the different sounds of religion in one cohesive format.

  35. bohobibliophile

    Such a beautiful post. I loved the way you included all the different sounds of religion in one cohesive format.

  36. shravmusings

    This is one of the unique post I had come across and all thanks to Alexa for hitting upon your blog once again

  37. shravmusings

    This is one of the unique post I had come across and all thanks to Alexa for hitting upon your blog once again

  38. shravmusings

    This is one of the unique post I had come across and all thanks to Alexa for hitting upon your blog once again

  39. nooranandchawla

    Thoroughly enjoying the creative theme you have chosen for #MyFriendAlexa – 8 posts about 8 unique things!
    Honestly, i would have been hard-pressed to even find 8 religious sounds!

    1. I loved your observation Noor, yes I am going to stick to this theme of 8. You are being so generous in your compliments. Love and hugs to you.

  40. nooranandchawla

    Thoroughly enjoying the creative theme you have chosen for #MyFriendAlexa – 8 posts about 8 unique things!
    Honestly, i would have been hard-pressed to even find 8 religious sounds!

    1. I loved your observation Noor, yes I am going to stick to this theme of 8. You are being so generous in your compliments. Love and hugs to you.

  41. nooranandchawla

    Thoroughly enjoying the creative theme you have chosen for #MyFriendAlexa – 8 posts about 8 unique things!
    Honestly, i would have been hard-pressed to even find 8 religious sounds!

  42. Sonia Chatterjee

    Very different from your usual writing and stands unique for the choice of topic. You are growing as a writer by leaps and bounds.

    1. Thanks Sonia, I am learning new things everyday with so many friends to support. You are always encouraging and generous.

  43. Pr@Gun

    Very unique and researched post on sounds, loved it a lot.
    Ek omkar, bells, conch All the sounds have a blissful effect on mind and soul. I was myself amused when I had visited golu temple filled with all sizes of bells.
    I stay in a town surrounded with churches and it’s so soothing to hear bells early morning, noon, evenings.

    1. Golu Devta temple is so beautiful. I am happy you liked it. Thanks for stopping and sharing your thoughts

  44. Suchita

    Love how you went from Spiderman to religious sounds. What was absolutely cool about this post was I could hear all the sounds you have described. Marvellous!

  45. Suchita

    Love how you went from Spiderman to religious sounds. What was absolutely cool about this post was I could hear all the sounds you have described. Marvellous!

  46. Suchita

    Love how you went from Spiderman to religious sounds. What was absolutely cool about this post was I could hear all the sounds you have described. Marvellous!

  47. Sweetannu

    Wow, kudos on your creative post. Irrespective of any religious, each sound is so positive and pleasing to the ear.

  48. Trapti

    Liked EK Onkar, Prayer Wheel. This post is really good and research-based. I find peace when I read about these kinds of posts😊

  49. Trapti

    Liked EK Onkar, Prayer Wheel. This post is really good and research-based. I find peace when I read about these kinds of posts😊

  50. Trapti

    Liked EK Onkar, Prayer Wheel. This post is really good and research-based. I find peace when I read about these kinds of posts😊

  51. Gunjan Upadhyay

    That’s really an amazing post, I love how you have collated all such lovely sounds. Currently, we are loving the Ganpati Visarjan sounds here in Mumbai.

  52. Ujjwal, this post is a delight to read. The everyday sounds that we come across had a purpose in religious ways. In Odia culture, we call kurava as hulahuli. Meant to say the auspicious time has begun let’s go on spiritual cleansing.

    1. Wow… Thanks for adding this. Blogging increase knowledge and gives good friends too. 😊

  53. Ujjwal, this post is a delight to read. The everyday sounds that we come across had a purpose in religious ways. In Odia culture, we call kurava as hulahuli. Meant to say the auspicious time has begun let’s go on spiritual cleansing.

  54. Ujjwal, this post is a delight to read. The everyday sounds that we come across had a purpose in religious ways. In Odia culture, we call kurava as hulahuli. Meant to say the auspicious time has begun let’s go on spiritual cleansing.

  55. Ujjwal, this post is a delight to read. The everyday sounds that we come across had a purpose in religious ways. In Odia culture, we call kurava as hulahuli. Meant to say the auspicious time has begun let’s go on spiritual cleansing.

  56. mommysmagazine

    A very uniques post indeed!Never thought in that direction before.Subtle nuances of sounds used in various religions are presented well.

  57. urvashinenawati

    This is a wonderful post . I love reading mythology .. but knowing so much in depth about the different sounds gave me goosebumps as thee religions are different but they all have this one sound connection. Superb post

  58. urvashinenawati

    This is a wonderful post . I love reading mythology .. but knowing so much in depth about the different sounds gave me goosebumps as thee religions are different but they all have this one sound connection. Superb post

  59. urvashinenawati

    This is a wonderful post . I love reading mythology .. but knowing so much in depth about the different sounds gave me goosebumps as thee religions are different but they all have this one sound connection. Superb post

    1. Yes I think as the purpose of prayersis same, and it always gives us peace and has power to heal

  60. PRB

    I think this is the first time I’ve come across this topic in an Indian blog. Kudos for writing about these sounds, I love all of them. Though being a Bengali, still can’t do the ululation, it’s difficult.
    #ReadByPRB

  61. PRB

    I think this is the first time I’ve come across this topic in an Indian blog. Kudos for writing about these sounds, I love all of them. Though being a Bengali, still can’t do the ululation, it’s difficult.
    #ReadByPRB

  62. PRB

    I think this is the first time I’ve come across this topic in an Indian blog. Kudos for writing about these sounds, I love all of them. Though being a Bengali, still can’t do the ululation, it’s difficult.
    #ReadByPRB

  63. Woah! Now, this was an amazing post totally suits your blog name – Words of Wisdom 🙂 I had a rough idea about these things but this post was way more informative especially about Ululation.
    #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

  64. Woah! Now, this was an amazing post totally suits your blog name – Words of Wisdom 🙂 I had a rough idea about these things but this post was way more informative especially about Ululation.
    #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

  65. Woah! Now, this was an amazing post totally suits your blog name – Words of Wisdom 🙂 I had a rough idea about these things but this post was way more informative especially about Ululation.
    #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

  66. Pooja Priyamvada

    Sound is imperative to any kind of spiritual practice, well researched post.

  67. Pooja Priyamvada

    Sound is imperative to any kind of spiritual practice, well researched post.

  68. Akansha

    Such a beautiful and unique post. Keep on sharing❤️

  69. gemini1420

    Feeling very enlightened by your post! Loved it!!

  70. gemini1420

    Feeling very enlightened by your post! Loved it!!

  71. Rashi Roy

    Just wow! Never really thought of the sounds of religion. Very well researched and I thought ulu is only for Bengalis 🙂 My favourite is conch and during Durga Puja we also conduct competitions of who can blow the conch for the longest time. Its fun and it has hidden health benefits too. Loved it. Keep it up.

  72. Rashi Roy

    Just wow! Never really thought of the sounds of religion. Very well researched and I thought ulu is only for Bengalis 🙂 My favourite is conch and during Durga Puja we also conduct competitions of who can blow the conch for the longest time. Its fun and it has hidden health benefits too. Loved it. Keep it up.

    1. Thanks Rashi, yes there is so much even I learnt while doing the research. My SIL blows conch really well, I am also learning it from her.

  73. Wow…. Its a superb post. I never knew the significance of all these sounds. Had always wanted an answer to why there are bells or ghants in temples. Thanks for such an informative post.

  74. Wow…. Its a superb post. I never knew the significance of all these sounds. Had always wanted an answer to why there are bells or ghants in temples. Thanks for such an informative post.

  75. Wow…. Its a superb post. I never knew the significance of all these sounds. Had always wanted an answer to why there are bells or ghants in temples. Thanks for such an informative post.

  76. simritbedi

    Wow.. This is a wonderful post. I loved reading it. I wasn’t aware of so many sounds. You took a lot of effort to research and write such a beautiful post.

  77. simritbedi

    Wow.. This is a wonderful post. I loved reading it. I wasn’t aware of so many sounds. You took a lot of effort to research and write such a beautiful post.

  78. Janaki

    Super post. How did you even think of this topic? Mind blowing!!! Simply loved it. Thanks for writing.

  79. Janaki

    Super post. How did you even think of this topic? Mind blowing!!! Simply loved it. Thanks for writing.

  80. Janaki

    Super post. How did you even think of this topic? Mind blowing!!! Simply loved it. Thanks for writing.

  81. Janaki

    Super post. How did you even think of this topic? Mind blowing!!! Simply loved it. Thanks for writing.

  82. Gleefulblogger

    What a lovely post this is! I love the tone of these 8 beautiful religious sounds. I am a religious person and love to follow a few traditions. This is beautiful indeed.

  83. Gleefulblogger

    What a lovely post this is! I love the tone of these 8 beautiful religious sounds. I am a religious person and love to follow a few traditions. This is beautiful indeed.

  84. The brilliant idea here. You have picked a unique topic. Only one thing I would point out is ..it would be better if u mentioned Bole so Nihal Sat Sri Akal rather than Gurbani. Bole so Nihal gives u goosebumps and it sounds like a warcry. Kudos for the post. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

    1. Thanks for adding this, will keep it in mind. Actually Gurbani has than soothing sense hence chose that.

  85. The brilliant idea here. You have picked a unique topic. Only one thing I would point out is ..it would be better if u mentioned Bole so Nihal Sat Sri Akal rather than Gurbani. Bole so Nihal gives u goosebumps and it sounds like a warcry. Kudos for the post. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

    1. Thanks for adding this, will keep it in mind. Actually Gurbani has than soothing sense hence chose that.

  86. The brilliant idea here. You have picked a unique topic. Only one thing I would point out is ..it would be better if u mentioned Bole so Nihal Sat Sri Akal rather than Gurbani. Bole so Nihal gives u goosebumps and it sounds like a warcry. Kudos for the post. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

    1. Thanks for adding this, will keep it in mind. Actually Gurbani has than soothing sense hence chose that.

  87. Prerna Wahi

    I loved your choice of topic – very unique and insightful write up. Truly a secular post! I enjoy reading your posts Ujjwal. Keep writing!

  88. Prerna Wahi

    I loved your choice of topic – very unique and insightful write up. Truly a secular post! I enjoy reading your posts Ujjwal. Keep writing!

  89. Prerna Wahi

    I loved your choice of topic – very unique and insightful write up. Truly a secular post! I enjoy reading your posts Ujjwal. Keep writing!

  90. Dr.Amrita Basu

    Such beautiful sounds through out India .This was a very unique post.

  91. Dr.Amrita Basu

    Such beautiful sounds through out India .This was a very unique post.

  92. TheMomSagas

    What a lovely and unique post. Music plays a very imp part in religious ceremonies.

  93. TheMomSagas

    What a lovely and unique post. Music plays a very imp part in religious ceremonies.

  94. TheMomSagas

    What a lovely and unique post. Music plays a very imp part in religious ceremonies.

  95. Satya

    What a beautiful write up Ujjwal! It’s very informative and enriching. I have always loved these soothing sounds but never thought so much about them. It was really interesting to know about it in such detail . Keep going my girl 👍👍.

  96. Satya

    What a beautiful write up Ujjwal! It’s very informative and enriching. I have always loved these soothing sounds but never thought so much about them. It was really interesting to know about it in such detail . Keep going my girl 👍👍.

  97. Satya

    What a beautiful write up Ujjwal! It’s very informative and enriching. I have always loved these soothing sounds but never thought so much about them. It was really interesting to know about it in such detail . Keep going my girl 👍👍.

  98. as a religious person, i really like reading this post with so much to know with thank you for sharing such a wonderful post ..

  99. as a religious person, i really like reading this post with so much to know with thank you for sharing such a wonderful post ..

  100. mommy_insight

    Believe me it’s such a englighting post, these call of prayers havr ability heal a depressed soul. #millennialscribbler

    1. Indeed, prayers in any language and religion always helps us in getting a clearer mind.

  101. mommy_insight

    Believe me it’s such a englighting post, these call of prayers havr ability heal a depressed soul. #millennialscribbler

    1. Indeed, prayers in any language and religion always helps us in getting a clearer mind.

  102. mommy_insight

    Believe me it’s such a englighting post, these call of prayers havr ability heal a depressed soul. #millennialscribbler

    1. Indeed, prayers in any language and religion always helps us in getting a clearer mind.

  103. mommy_insight

    Believe me it’s such a englighting post, these call of prayers havr ability heal a depressed soul. #millennialscribbler

    1. Indeed, prayers in any language and religion always helps us in getting a clearer mind.

  104. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    Wow such a different and unique post. hats off to you for doing great reasearch..I find the sound of Shankh is really spiritual and feel a sense of calmness after hearing it. loved the post. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

    1. Thanks Doc. I also like it a lot, my sister in law blows the conch really well. I am learning from her.

  105. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    Wow such a different and unique post. hats off to you for doing great reasearch..I find the sound of Shankh is really spiritual and feel a sense of calmness after hearing it. loved the post. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

    1. Thanks Doc. I also like it a lot, my sister in law blows the conch really well. I am learning from her.

  106. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    Wow such a different and unique post. hats off to you for doing great reasearch..I find the sound of Shankh is really spiritual and feel a sense of calmness after hearing it. loved the post. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

    1. Thanks Doc. I also like it a lot, my sister in law blows the conch really well. I am learning from her.

  107. Anwesha

    A unique post, very beautifully written. You have strung together some of the sounds, we commonly hear but never write about it.

  108. Anwesha

    A unique post, very beautifully written. You have strung together some of the sounds, we commonly hear but never write about it.

  109. Anwesha

    A unique post, very beautifully written. You have strung together some of the sounds, we commonly hear but never write about it.

  110. ginia

    Such a lovely well researched post! Loved how you have given such detailed description without any bias watsover.

    1. I am happy I am able to put it across well. Sounds don’t have any language, they have capacity of giving peace and clarity of thoughts.

  111. ginia

    Such a lovely well researched post! Loved how you have given such detailed description without any bias watsover.

    1. I am happy I am able to put it across well. Sounds don’t have any language, they have capacity of giving peace and clarity of thoughts.

  112. mominprocessnow

    Loved reading it.. I have deep interest in mythology and all things related to it… And you have done a thorough research on the topic which is so honest and appreciated… Amazing work…

  113. mominprocessnow

    Loved reading it.. I have deep interest in mythology and all things related to it… And you have done a thorough research on the topic which is so honest and appreciated… Amazing work…

  114. richamina

    i never realized before, thanks for reminding me of the uniqueness of the sounds of religion

  115. richamina

    i never realized before, thanks for reminding me of the uniqueness of the sounds of religion

  116. Very well observed. Well compiled and well explained in simple words. Useful for every age of person and leaves a permanent impact on memory. Linking the role of some musical instruments with scenes of popular films makes it more understandable. Keep your journey of blog writing up,which is your hobby and readers information. Stay blessed.

      1. Rohan Kachalia

        Wow.. what a lovely and in-depth post, Ujjwal. I didn’t knew the meanings and importance of sounds, but thanks to you, I now do.

  117. Very well observed. Well compiled and well explained in simple words. Useful for every age of person and leaves a permanent impact on memory. Linking the role of some musical instruments with scenes of popular films makes it more understandable. Keep your journey of blog writing up,which is your hobby and readers information. Stay blessed.

  118. Very well observed. Well compiled and well explained in simple words. Useful for every age of person and leaves a permanent impact on memory. Linking the role of some musical instruments with scenes of popular films makes it more understandable. Keep your journey of blog writing up,which is your hobby and readers information. Stay blessed.

      1. Rohan Kachalia

        Wow.. what a lovely and in-depth post, Ujjwal. I didn’t knew the meanings and importance of sounds, but thanks to you, I now do.

  119. Very well observed. Well compiled and well explained in simple words. Useful for every age of person and leaves a permanent impact on memory. Linking the role of some musical instruments with scenes of popular films makes it more understandable. Keep your journey of blog writing up,which is your hobby and readers information. Stay blessed.

  120. Swarnali

    I liked the topics you have covered here. You researched so well. Liked it.

  121. Swarnali

    I liked the topics you have covered here. You researched so well. Liked it.

  122. Arti

    Well researched article, nice 🙂

  123. Arti

    Well researched article, nice 🙂

  124. Arti

    Well researched article, nice 🙂

  125. Snehal Joshi

    Wow!! That is a nice summary of various sounds we know but fail to acknowledge their importance.

    1. Anita

      Temple bells and conch shells hold a special place in my heart.The dhaak is a fave during pujo.

  126. Snehal Joshi

    Wow!! That is a nice summary of various sounds we know but fail to acknowledge their importance.

  127. Snehal Joshi

    Wow!! That is a nice summary of various sounds we know but fail to acknowledge their importance.

  128. Snehal Joshi

    Wow!! That is a nice summary of various sounds we know but fail to acknowledge their importance.

  129. Ruchie

    There is always said if you believe you will feel and religion or prayers are the same ..If you trust and have faith positivity will sure come in life..very nicely written!!

  130. Ruchie

    There is always said if you believe you will feel and religion or prayers are the same ..If you trust and have faith positivity will sure come in life..very nicely written!!

  131. Madhuri Lele

    Very nice. Your writing skills are improving day by day. Ujjwal well done.

  132. Madhuri Lele

    Very nice. Your writing skills are improving day by day. Ujjwal well done.

  133. Shweta Suresh

    Being a Malayali, I thought kurava was exclusive to us. But through your blog, I came to know that it is not so. This post must have taken a lot of research and effort on your part. Excellent work!

  134. Shweta Suresh

    Being a Malayali, I thought kurava was exclusive to us. But through your blog, I came to know that it is not so. This post must have taken a lot of research and effort on your part. Excellent work!

  135. Nazish

    Wow! So informative. I didn’t knew quite a few and also its so well researched. 😍

  136. Nazish

    Wow! So informative. I didn’t knew quite a few and also its so well researched. 😍

  137. Pooja Mahimkar

    This is such an interesting post. These religious sounds are so relaxing and calming and have a way of invoking the good in us. Love it when we get to hear them often during the festive season.

  138. Pooja Mahimkar

    This is such an interesting post. These religious sounds are so relaxing and calming and have a way of invoking the good in us. Love it when we get to hear them often during the festive season.

  139. Pooja Mahimkar

    This is such an interesting post. These religious sounds are so relaxing and calming and have a way of invoking the good in us. Love it when we get to hear them often during the festive season.

  140. Pooja Mahimkar

    This is such an interesting post. These religious sounds are so relaxing and calming and have a way of invoking the good in us. Love it when we get to hear them often during the festive season.

  141. relishingrascal

    This is a great post. Bringing about the university in diversity of the county’ through these sounds

  142. relishingrascal

    This is a great post. Bringing about the university in diversity of the county’ through these sounds

  143. ritecontent

    A very thoughtful and useful posy. I did not know some of the info given here! Thanks!

  144. ritecontent

    A very thoughtful and useful posy. I did not know some of the info given here! Thanks!

  145. ritecontent

    A very thoughtful and useful posy. I did not know some of the info given here! Thanks!

  146. Anurag

    Ohh what a post

    Loved it

    I am hearing every sound

    😊

  147. Anurag

    Ohh what a post

    Loved it

    I am hearing every sound

    😊

  148. Anurag

    Ohh what a post

    Loved it

    I am hearing every sound

    😊

  149. Anurag

    Ohh what a post

    Loved it

    I am hearing every sound

    😊

  150. mahekg

    These sounds touch your soul I feel. The ek onkar gives me so much peace, the ghanta, shankh brings in so much positivity. Shri Krishna panchjanya shankh have read about it. So many stories I feel it had a logic and message for us.

  151. mahekg

    These sounds touch your soul I feel. The ek onkar gives me so much peace, the ghanta, shankh brings in so much positivity. Shri Krishna panchjanya shankh have read about it. So many stories I feel it had a logic and message for us.

  152. mahekg

    These sounds touch your soul I feel. The ek onkar gives me so much peace, the ghanta, shankh brings in so much positivity. Shri Krishna panchjanya shankh have read about it. So many stories I feel it had a logic and message for us.

  153. judy morris

    This is quite an interesting article indeed I loved reading about sounds of religion

  154. judy morris

    This is quite an interesting article indeed I loved reading about sounds of religion

  155. MeenalSonal

    Wow Ujjwal, you have crafted the post so well and it is quite well researched. As I was reading about each sound I could imagine them ringing in my ear.

  156. MeenalSonal

    Wow Ujjwal, you have crafted the post so well and it is quite well researched. As I was reading about each sound I could imagine them ringing in my ear.

  157. Monika

    Excellent post . Thanx for telling us about all the sounds of religion . I brought a conch for my home temple but i still need to learn how to blow it . I will try again now after reading your blog .

  158. Monika

    Excellent post . Thanx for telling us about all the sounds of religion . I brought a conch for my home temple but i still need to learn how to blow it . I will try again now after reading your blog .

  159. Debdatta

    I love the ek onkar chant so much! I first heard it once when my school bus broke down in front of a gurudwara and they were having their prayers. It started with that …

  160. Debdatta

    I love the ek onkar chant so much! I first heard it once when my school bus broke down in front of a gurudwara and they were having their prayers. It started with that …

  161. Debdatta

    I love the ek onkar chant so much! I first heard it once when my school bus broke down in front of a gurudwara and they were having their prayers. It started with that …

  162. Preeti's Panorama

    Kudos for writing on such a unique topic. Sounds around us are part of our lives..
    It doesn’t matter what my region or religion is. If that sound calms me, I follow it. Your post took me back to my younger days. My house was near a mosque and we were so used to the sounds of Azaan that if we couldn’t hear it due to the absence of electricity, we felt something missing. The house used to be filled with the sound of bells early morning and evening when my father used to pray in our prayer room. Studyin in a convent school made me so accustomed to the church bells. Going to tutions we used to come across a Gurudwara where we used to hear the Ik Onkar. These sounds around us become such an integral part of our lives even before we realise it. Wonderfully written
    #readbypreetispanorama

  163. Preeti's Panorama

    Kudos for writing on such a unique topic. Sounds around us are part of our lives..
    It doesn’t matter what my region or religion is. If that sound calms me, I follow it. Your post took me back to my younger days. My house was near a mosque and we were so used to the sounds of Azaan that if we couldn’t hear it due to the absence of electricity, we felt something missing. The house used to be filled with the sound of bells early morning and evening when my father used to pray in our prayer room. Studyin in a convent school made me so accustomed to the church bells. Going to tutions we used to come across a Gurudwara where we used to hear the Ik Onkar. These sounds around us become such an integral part of our lives even before we realise it. Wonderfully written
    #readbypreetispanorama

  164. Sanjota Purohit

    It is always a pleasure to read your articles. This one is really informative and very well described about religion and related things. Feeling enlightened 🙂

  165. Sanjota Purohit

    It is always a pleasure to read your articles. This one is really informative and very well described about religion and related things. Feeling enlightened 🙂

  166. Sanjota Purohit

    It is always a pleasure to read your articles. This one is really informative and very well described about religion and related things. Feeling enlightened 🙂

  167. Questy Musings

    One of the most beautiful posts I’ve read in a long time. I am so glad this is on my reading list. I will be re-reading it very often, your blog hits are going to rise!

  168. Samidha Mathur

    Such an amazing blog. You have answered a lot many questions of mine which were there in my mind for years.

    Thanks for writing this informative blog.

  169. Samidha Mathur

    Such an amazing blog. You have answered a lot many questions of mine which were there in my mind for years.

    Thanks for writing this informative blog.

  170. Samidha Mathur

    Such an amazing blog. You have answered a lot many questions of mine which were there in my mind for years.

    Thanks for writing this informative blog.

  171. Samidha Mathur

    Such an amazing blog. You have answered a lot many questions of mine which were there in my mind for years.

    Thanks for writing this informative blog.

  172. Pratibha (Prats)

    This is a very well researched and written post. I liked it as it taught me some new facts.

    PS : youtube links for each would have been welcome addition 🙂

    1. Thanks for the inputs, will keep it in mind 🙂 I have shared a link for Ireland art of bell ringing, do watch that its interesting.

  173. Truly a wisdom-driven post! Loved reading it! You have just unified all religions in one post in a unique manner – through the power of sound! Wow!! Keep writing such informative posts. #MyFriendAlexa #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter

  174. Truly a wisdom-driven post! Loved reading it! You have just unified all religions in one post in a unique manner – through the power of sound! Wow!! Keep writing such informative posts. #MyFriendAlexa #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter

  175. Truly a wisdom-driven post! Loved reading it! You have just unified all religions in one post in a unique manner – through the power of sound! Wow!! Keep writing such informative posts. #MyFriendAlexa #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter

  176. Aadhira

    Hats off to you for such an amazing and informative post! The research and the depth of knowledge is transcended to us with ease.. Thank you for the effort! 😊

  177. Shalzzz

    I think this is a brilliant post! Though I knew all the sounds you’ve listed here, I never really thought so much about it. Hence, this post is insightful! Thank you for this 🙂

  178. Amrit kaur

    This is an informative post. I liked it a lot but I would like to mention the Sikh mool mantar is written wrong. The correct is”
    Ek Onkar
    Satnam
    Karta Purakh
    Nirbhao Nirvair
    Akaal Murat
    Ajooni Saibhang
    Gurprasad
    🙏

  179. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    I had read this post during Alexa and got really impressed with your knowledge sharing skills. keep writing and keep sharing dear on unique topics..#MBUmomswhoblog

  180. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    I had read this post during Alexa and got really impressed with your knowledge sharing skills. keep writing and keep sharing dear on unique topics..#MBUmomswhoblog

  181. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    I had read this post during Alexa and got really impressed with your knowledge sharing skills. keep writing and keep sharing dear on unique topics..#MBUmomswhoblog

  182. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    I had read this post during Alexa and got really impressed with your knowledge sharing skills. keep writing and keep sharing dear on unique topics..#MBUmomswhoblog

  183. Tina Basu

    some of these sounds are so pure and so nice. I remember listening to shank as a child every day. BUt i cant replicate that!

  184. simi sp

    so well explained with every different sounds and its importance thank for sharing the information well written.

  185. simi sp

    so well explained with every different sounds and its importance thank for sharing the information well written.

  186. simi sp

    so well explained with every different sounds and its importance thank for sharing the information well written.

  187. Sweetannu

    India is blessed with a vast number of religions and sounds. Best of all I find the Shank so sooth6and powerful, like a sense of being victorious

  188. Bushra

    How beautifully you have harmonized the different religious sound in one chorus. Different sounds with one motive and meaning. Love the post

  189. Bushra

    How beautifully you have harmonized the different religious sound in one chorus. Different sounds with one motive and meaning. Love the post

  190. Bushra

    How beautifully you have harmonized the different religious sound in one chorus. Different sounds with one motive and meaning. Love the post

  191. Bushra

    How beautifully you have harmonized the different religious sound in one chorus. Different sounds with one motive and meaning. Love the post

  192. Deepika

    Wow! This is totally a different and unique post which I ever read. Great Sounds which enhances the religious value.

  193. Shilpa Garg

    Wow! Loved reading this interesting and informative post!. My favorite sounds are Ek Onkar and Prayer Wheel.

  194. Zainab Razi

    It is really nice to see all the religious sounds and their importance. Thanks for writing such an amazing post

  195. Varsh

    Every religion has a unique sound, interesting isn’t it? I love the sound of shankh since it marks the beginning, of venturing on something. Ghanta dhun is relaxing.

  196. jhilmildsaha

    I never knew there can be so many sounds in religion. Its a very nice and informative post. I like listening to chants in the morning. The very sound makes me peaceful.

  197. jhilmildsaha

    I never knew there can be so many sounds in religion. Its a very nice and informative post. I like listening to chants in the morning. The very sound makes me peaceful.

  198. jhilmildsaha

    I never knew there can be so many sounds in religion. Its a very nice and informative post. I like listening to chants in the morning. The very sound makes me peaceful.

  199. Aishwarya Sandeep

    We see these objects almost every other day, but never thought of it in the same way. Definatly a new insight on our daily riituals

  200. Cindy Dsilva

    Very interesting post. Except 3 of the above sounds I have heard all. Especially the azaan as I lived in Kuwait all my life.

  201. Preeti Chauhan

    This post was refreshing change from regular posts and I loved it .Sound has healing energy and power and this fact has been well utilized by religions too !

  202. Surbhi

    Very interesting! The sound of a conch is extremely soothing. But yes, there is something about the vibration of these sounds. It gives a different feel.

  203. Ruchi Verma

    This is a really interesting post I have read, I really love the sound of Shankh and it gives me real peace!! This is great you shared detail and more about these sounds

  204. Ishieta

    What a fabulous post. I loved the sounds
    You selected and the reasons why they are so powerful sounds

  205. Judy Morris

    In fact no matter which religion has which sound but all lead to inner peace and serenity. I don’t think anyone in the world would feel irritated by these sounds. I remember back in my maternal home we daily used to hear the sounds of church bells early in morning and at 12 PM that was so beautiful.

  206. Snigdha

    This is such a unique post . I really love the sound of Sankh , temple bell , Omkar .. The sounds are pure bliss to hear .

  207. Amrit Kaur

    As mentioned earlier in my comment. It would be great if you could correct the mool mantra that you shared. Correct Religious things should be shared. The correct is”
    Ek Onkar
    Satnam
    Karta Purakh
    Nirbhao Nirvair
    Akaal Murat
    Ajooni Saibhang
    Gurprasad
    🙏

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