HomeHinduScientific Reason behind Why there are “Bells” In Temples ?
Scientific Reason behind Why there are “Bells” In Temples ?
We all know that in every temple there are bells and you Can’t find any Hindu temple without a bell. People who are visiting the temple Should and will Ring the bell before entering the inner sanctum (Garbhagudi or Garbha Gruha or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed.
According to Agama Sastra “uthsatanam pisasatheh preenanam sahareh paramsannithana mamarthyanam ghantaayachalanath baveth”. It means that “The bell is used to give sound for keeping evil forces away and The ring of the bell is pleasant to God.”
People who are visiting the temple should and will Ring the bell before entering the inner temple (Garbhagudi, Garbhagriha, Moolasthanam or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed. These bells are made in such a way that when they produce a sound it creates a unity in the Left and Right parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell, it produces a sharp and enduring sound which lasts for minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode. The duration of echo is good enough to activate all the seven healing centres in our body. This results in emptying our brain from all negative thoughts.
Bells had other reasons also, as most of the old temples never had doors and were located near hills and forest there would have been distinct possibilities for animals, Insects, birds to take shelter. But bell sound doesn’t allow any of the living creatures to sustain inside for a long time. So don’t be surprised if you find Old temples still brimming with energy inside with less dust, no sign of insects or animals
The scientific reason is, A Bell’s ring clears our mind and helps us stay sharp and keep our full concentration on devotional purpose while we are entering the inner sanctum.
The Temple bells are made of a mixture of various metals like Cadmium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Lead, Chromium, Manganese. Making a bell using a combination of these metals is not enough. The real science lies in the percentage at which of each of these metals are used in making the bell.
These bells are made in such a way that when they produce a sound it creates a unity in the Left and Right parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell , it produces a sharp and Lasting sound which lasts for minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode. (if you found a bell whose sound doesn’t last for 7 seconds.. then it’s not made in perfect way)
The duration of echo is good enough to activate all our seven healing centres of our body(7 chakras defined in Yoga). This results in emptying our brain from all our thoughts and helps us in entering a very sharp state where we can have good level of concentration.
Before you enter temple to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell. In other words “it helps to ring to wake yourself Up!”. To an extent Fragrant generators, Low light lamps all form Ecosystem to create awareness.