Colossal and Divine: The most beautiful bells across India

Communication has existed since the beginning of time and the various forms it takes can be beautiful and divine, like these bells across India. Bells have been a traditional means of communication in various parts of the world. The ringing of a bell represents a certain message like a call to action, the beginning or end of something, an emergency.

Bells are known as a symbol of freedom and peace. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful, sacred and incredibly huge bells across India.

Naina Devi Temple, Nainital

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The temple of Shri Naina Devi is situated on a beautiful hillock, surrounded by the colorful Himalayan ranges and the Naina Lake. The three beautiful bells hang in front of the temple.

World Peace Bell, Kushinagar

The place where Gautama Buddha attained nirvana, this small town in eastern Uttar Pradesh is one of the most venerated in the world. On the grounds of the temple is a large bell placed there by the Dalai Lama as a token of gratitude to the Indian people for supporting the Tibetan community.  

The Bell at Ranakpur Jain Temple

Situated within a beautiful valley in the Aravalli Hills, Ranakpur is regarded as one of the major Jain pilgrimage sites in India. The temple boasts of two colossal bells, weighing 108 kg each in the main prayer hall.

Triratna Peace Bell in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh

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Rewalsar is another place that is special in the heart of every Buddhist. The bell at Rewalsar Lake is rung only twice a day. Standing close by the bell when it rings is said to clear the body and mind of negative emotions, bringing peace to body, mind and spirit.

The Bell at Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim

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One of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim. The massive bell is located behind the monastery.

Mahabodhi Temple Bell, Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Installed in 2007, the 2.7 tonne bronze bell stands in its own pavilion in the meditation park to the south west of the main temple.

Massive Bell at the Famous Chhatarpur Temple, New Delhi

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Located in south Delhi, Chhatarpur Temple is the second largest temple complex in India. A huge decorative brass bell made of 3000 kilograms of brass is located in the middle of the park within the temple complex.

 
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