Bell or Ghanti is an essential part of Puja rituals. It is used while performing Aarti to lend a melodious tone to the chanting. It drowns Inauspicious noises and brings Spiritual vibrations to the prayer ceremony. A well-designed Ghanti or bell produce long strains of the sound ‘OM.’ The most widespread belief is that the puja bell is sounded to invite the deity to accept the worship and prayers. Another belief is that it is to drive away the evil and negative forces. The sound made from a well-designed Ghanti or Bell is uninterrupted, reverberating (echo), deep and impressive. Symbolically, the body of the bell represents time – Ananta. The tongue of the bell symbolically represents Goddess Saraswati. The handle of the Ghanti is considered to be the vital principle (Praan Shakti) and symbolically represents Hanuman, Garuda, Nandi or Chakra.