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IN Lifestyle ON 01 Oct, 2016
Every time you hear a bell ring, the pleasant sound of it gives you a sure shot sign of something sacred or something auspicious, to be more precise.
Even after so many inventions and innovations, bells are one of those few things that haven't been replaced yet.
Well, did you know we have been using bells since 3rd millennium BC. That's quite a long time! Ever since, bells have been used to get people's absolute attention and also as a tool to indicate and send messages.
Here are some interesting points to explain why we ring bells on certain occasions. Have a look.
The sound of a bell has many meanings and one of the most important among them is giving us a sign of peace and unity among people.
Along with the dove being a symbol of peace, bells are also considered likewise.
The bell in this picture shows a United Nations peace symbol that was gifted as a token of peace and harmony by Japan to the United Nations on June 8, 1952, after the World War II.
According to Feng Sui, bells are an amazing source for attracting positive energies and vibes. The reason behind it is that everytime a bell rings, the vibrations it causes attracts only positive vibes and clears away all the negativity around you.
P.S- If you are in favour of Feng Sui then you must hang brass bells with coins on the main door of your home or any other personal space for bringing good fortune and opportunities in life.
Every time you enter a temple, it's quite common to ring a bell. It's like a habit, just like breathing. Well, There is a scientific theory behind this. Bells are made of metals such as Cadmium, Zinc, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Manganese, and Chromium mixed in such an appropriate proportion that when it rings, the sound of it gives a healing touch to the chakras in your body. Your mind becomes empty of all the thoughts that you've been burdened with.
How cool is that? Guess I'll have to start spending more time in a temple.
Though we're living in the 21st century, there are still a lot of people who are quite superstitious and believe in the supernatural. (Definitely, includes me!)
Yes, it's true, bells are considered to be supernatural enchantments which are used as a defence against the evil. It is said that the sound of a bell helps to ward off evil spirits. Back in the days, bells were also used as a part of exorcism to shoo away demon from a possessed body.
Gosh, I have goosebumps all over my body right now!
Bells are considered to be a popular symbol of a new life. That is why it's considered to be one of the the most important element in a marriage where usually two bells are tied together, depicting as a bride and groom.
The sound of a bell awakens your body and soul. The echo reverberates on human aura which helps you to focus more in the present moment.
In simple words, bells are supposed to draw people's attention.
In the older days, bells were used for indicating others of happiness, sadness, warning, etc. As time went by and technology took over, bells are now only used to symbolise happiness. Every time we celebrate something in life, the sound of bells ringing around us is a tradition. The sound spreads a message of celebration all around!
The pious sound of a bell ringing is a reminder for everyone to worship, to pray and to believe in the best.
There's nothing as soothing and magical at the same time as the sound of a bell ringing. Just the sound of it restores our faith in everything good in life.