The conch shell has many symbolic meanings. The sound of the conch when it is blown as an instrument is said to be the sound of liberation, and earrings of conch are a symbol of ‘liberation through wearing’. The conch shell is a symbol of wisdom. The spiral form of a conch shell symbolises form arising from emptiness, and the non-duality of emptiness and form.
Rainbows ending in tiglés and syllables emanate from the conch, which are an expression of rTsal – externally manifested energy which radiates.