I know that as per the story (like found in Shiva Purana: Rudra-saṃhitā: Yuddha-khaṇḍa: Chapter 40) of Shankhchud killed by Shiva, it was banned from his worship.

But still I have seen many people, specially in Varanasi's sandhya aarti and in many temples of Lord Shiva from south India, brahmins are using the conch shell frequently.

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    I also hv similar Q...As per stories, Tulasi should not be offered to Ganesha but I hv seen in many homes in South India that they put Tulasi plant in Gamla with Ganesha image means continuously offering Tulasi to Ganesha..
    – YDS
    Commented Aug 24, 2019 at 17:07
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    For blowing purpose or for Shankh Puja purpose?
    – Rickross
    Commented Aug 25, 2019 at 6:08
  • For the purpose of blowing & pouring water on shivling. @Rickross
    – user17603
    Commented Aug 25, 2019 at 6:57
  • Pouring water with shankha with darbha or saligramw on top of lingamame is allowed but not directly otherwise
    – Prasanna R
    Commented Aug 25, 2019 at 9:09


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