Shankh for blowing during Aarti and Pujas. Real conch shell for your altar and deity temples. Other uses of this shankh: Sprinkling water during Aarti. For offering Gangajal. The shankha is a sacred emblem used as a trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode of Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu.