Debanjali tells us about the conch:
“The conch shell is something myself and a lot of Hindu Indians and Buddhist people have grown up listening to. It’s an object that’s found in most places of Hindu and Buddhist worship. It’s an object that was common in almost every Hindu household ‘til probably a couple of decades ago, not sure if it’s so common today, probably not. As children, we have grown up looking at images of Hindu gods and goddesses holding the conch shell as a symbol of life, because the conch shell comes from the water, and life evolved from the water. It’s a symbol of purity – something very holy, something divine.