The Annapurna Shankh is Trishanku [meaning hanging in the air] styled and shaped, when viewed from a distance it appears to resemble a white colored loudspeaker. This Shankh variety is probable one of the largest of the Hindu Devotional Conch Shells and it can weigh anywhere between 3 to 9 kilograms.
As the Annapurna Shankh symbolizes Annapurna Devi, it is considered to be most beneficial in ensuring that the household never suffers from shortage of food and food grains and the residents are always well nourished and never face hunger and starvation.
The Annapurna Shankh should be installed in the house on any auspicious Tithi, astrological Yoga, period of Grahan Kaal or any Hindu festival. The Sadhaka should have a bath, wear clean clothes and place the Annapurna Shankh on a white colored piece of cloth and worship the Shankh by offering it Dhoop and Diya. After, which the Annapurna Mantra given below should be chanted 108 times using a Rudraksha Jap Mala.
ॐ नमः अन्नपूर्णा शांखाय मम गृहे अन्न, धन, विजय, मनोवांछित फलं प्रदान कुरु कुरु स्वाहा ||
Om Namah Annapurna Shankhaaya Mam Gruhe Anna, Dhana, Vijay, Manovaamchhit Phalam Pradan Kuru Kuru Swaha ||
The Mantra is a prayer to Annapurna Devi to bless the household with food, money, victory and fulfillment of their wishes.
The Annapurna Shankh Mantra Sadhana should be performed for 21 consecutive days to avail the full benefits of the Annapurna Shankh.
Health tip – If water is filled and kept overnight in an Annapurna Shanks and consumed in the morning, one can get relief most kinds of stomach related ailments.