"Sacred Shank" Shell Hand Carved Melon Bead Half Mala
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"Sacred Shank" Shell Hand Carved Melon Bead Half Mala "Sacred Shank" Shell Hand Carved Melon Bead Half Mala

"Sacred Shank" Shell Hand Carved Melon Bead Half Mala

  • "Sacred Shank" Shell Hand Carved Melon Bead Half Mala
  • Approx. 26" long
  • Bead Size approx. 16mm
  • Strung on cotton cord
  • Handcrafted in Nepal
  • Turbinella pyrum, common names the chank shell, Sacred Shank or chank, also known as the Divine Conch, sometimes referred to simply as a conch, is a species of very large sea snail with a gill and an operculum, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinellidae. This species occurs in the Indian Ocean.
  • The name "chank" for the shell of this species is derived from the Indian word Shankha, the Divine Conch.
  • The shell has considerable significance in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is considered to be sacred and is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols.


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