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Rare conch shell in Dudhadhari Math of Raipur Diwali night is worshiped | In Raipur, only once in a year on the night of Diwali, this special Dakshinavarti conch is seen.

By Ankit Sharma - November 5, 2021

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These are the divine right-handed conch shells.

There is such a conch in the Dudhadhari Math of Raipur, whose darshan is visible only for one day in a year. On the night of Diwali, this conch kept in a room in the monastery is taken out. No one is allowed in this room throughout the year. This conch is special because it is a Dakshinavarti conch. Dakshinavarti conch means such a conch, which is on the right side instead of holding it with the hand. The commonly found conch shell can be caught from the left side.

Mahant Ram Sundar Das with conch.

Mahant Ram Sundar Das with conch.

These conch shells, about 500 years old, are worshiped every year on the night of Diwali. This conch is considered a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi in the scriptures. It is believed that seeing this conch shell brings happiness and prosperity. Two such conch shells present in the monastery are kept for the common people after the aarti. This tradition is going on since the establishment of the temple. Math chief Mahant Dr. Ramsundar Das told that only once a year on the night of Diwali, it is kept for the common people’s darshan.

Diwali view in the monastery.

Diwali view in the monastery.

The first Mahant of the Math, Balabhadra Das came to the Math with this conch. In the 10th hymn of Atharvaveda, it is said that the conch is combined with space, air, Jyotirmandal and gold. Its sound is meant to weaken the enemies. According to the scriptures, there are three types of conch shells. counterclockwise, clockwise and intermediate. Dakshinavarti conch shells are considered extremely rare. Because of this, it is specially worshiped according to the scriptures.

The shape of Om made of lamps.

The shape of Om made of lamps.

Know the interesting story behind the name Dudhadhari
The history of Dudhadhari Math at Mahamaipara is about 500 years old. This monastery is one of the historical monuments of the city. In 1554, Raja Raghurao Bhesale got the monastery built for Mahant Balabhadra Dasji. There are idols and temples of many gods and goddesses here. Here Balaji Mandir, Veer Hanuman Mandir and Ram Panchayatan Mandir are prominent. Maratha paintings can be seen in these temples even today.

Mahant lighting a lamp at the temple of Ram devotee Hanuman.

Mahant lighting a lamp at the temple of Ram devotee Hanuman.

Mahant Ramsundar Das of Dudhadhari Math told that Mahant Balabhadra Das, the founder of the Math, was a great Hanuman devotee. They worshiped him with reverence. He used to bathe the idol of Hanumanji with the milk of his cow Surhi, then used to consume the same milk. After some time he gave up food and started taking only milk as food. For this reason the name of the monastery was named Dudhadhari Math.

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