Why do we ring the bell in temples?

We do many things in our life that is carried away by cultural beliefs and ancient traditions. But, do we really know the science behind them? Do we take time to ponder and reason with the WH question – ‘why’? Don`t worry, today I break the barriers of spiritualism and take you on the scientific path of our beliefs…

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Ummm, do we ring the bell to wake up the God? Nah…He is everywhere watching us 24×7. Or do we ring it to enter his home, like we do while ringing the doorbell of others? Nah!! Then why do we ring the bell??

The temples bells are not just any ordinary metal. It is made up of various metals like manganese, zinc, cadmium, chromium, lead, copper and nickel. The bell produces long echo of the sound ‘OM’ that empties the thoughts in our mind. The real science behind the bell lies in the proportion of the metals it is made up of. It produces a distinct sound that creates the unity of the right and the left brain. The moment you ring the bell, it produces an acute and enduring sound which lasts for minimum of seven seconds in echo mode good enough to touch the seven healing centres or chakras in our body.

The sound of the bell migrates the mind to a trance state. A Trance denotes any state of awareness or consciousness other than normal waking consciousness. Trance states may occur involuntarily and unbidden. It is associated with hypnosis, meditation, magic, flow, and prayer.

Our mind is so occupied with thoughts that the only way to awaken it is through shock! The bell provides the medium of shock and works as an anti-dote to our mind.

Another reason behind ringing the bell, is to ward off the evil forces with the positive vibrations of OM. The sound produced from the bell is uninterrupted, reverberating, sonorous and deep.

Next time you visit a temple, don`t forget to ring a bell!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kamal says:

    Nice one Ruchi … My home is 6 km away frm Bell metal town ( Real name Mannar ). The world’s biggest temple bell at Shimla temple & the world’s biggest church bell at Cathedral Church, New Delhi are made here. Jst sharing info 🙂

    – KK

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thanks for the insightful info!
      Keep sharing…


    1. Ruchi says:

      Thank you 🙂


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