Shankh

Shankh

The sacred conch or shankh symbolizes cosmic space, of which the attribute is shabda or sound. The conch is sounded by passing air into it in the manner of a horn or trumpet. The resounding musical note of the conch is used in the religious ceremonies of many traditions. It is sounded at specific points of worship and is often accompanied by the chiming of ceremonial bells.

The conch is associated with Vishnu.