Do You Know What Are Windchimes?

We all have seen long (approximately size of a pencil) hollow metallic rods attached with cotton strings and a small metallic piece of anonymous shape is also attached with the strings. They all are knotted to a common top and swing freely with the air breeze. They are known as Wind chimes. They are a percussion instrument which can be hung anywhere, at home or office. They are considered to bring good luck with their soothing sound that they produce after getting hit by air breeze.

wind chimes
Metallic wind chimes

History

The Wind Chimes have been a product of many cultures. In around 3000 BC, fossils of wind chimes were discovered in South East Asia. After the examination of fossils, it was analysed that the wind chimes were made up of wood, bamboo, shells and bones. Wind chimes have always been considered as religious objects which attract kind spirits and positive vibes and drives away the evil spirits and negative vibes. In 1100 BC, the Chinese created the wind bell, and they named it Feng-ling. If you ever visit Buddhist shrines, temples, pagodas, and caves, you’ll observe hundreds of wind bells and wind chimes hung around the whole area. These are hung by Buddhists for keeping the whole area positive.

history
Wind bells hung around the big Buddha temple

Beliefs

In Japan, wind chimes are called Furin. Wind chimes are believed to influence how positive energies flow through space. Positive energy i.e., fortune is called ‘Chi’ and negative energy is known as ‘Sha Chi’ in the Chinese language. Wind chimes help in directing positive energy as it approaches a building. It invites positive energy from inside. Specific wind chimes have their certain location. People from the south, east and south-west are recommended to hang metallic wind chimes inside the home or office. Therefore, hanging them inside is the best choice for good results. People from north, east and north-east are recommended to hang Bamboo wind chimes outside the home or office. Hanging them outside slows down the effects of approaching negative energies.

beliefs
Bamboo wind chimes

 The Windchime festival

In Japan, there is a historic city of Kawagoe, where wind chime festival has been celebrated. It is celebrated in the Hikawa Shrine which is located on the edge of Kawagoe City. The Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1500 years! But, the festival is a recent creation which has started from 2014 only. The Enmusubi (name of the festival) Wind Chime Festival is celebrated at a very large scale, running from July 9th to August 31st. It has been visited by 10,000 people and the number is increasing year after year.

The most attractive point of this festival is the Furin Komichi, or ‘wind chime lane’. It is basically a path strewn with scores of delicate glass bells in nearly a dozen colors. Furin Kairo (“corridor of marriage wind chimes”) is another attractive area of where this festival is held which features the wishes of worshippers that have been written on thin wooden strips and attached to the bells.

windchime festival
Furin Kairo i.e., the corridor of marriage wind chimes

Follow us

8,431FansLike
2,100FollowersFollow
239FollowersFollow

Trending

Know the importance of Beeswax Candles in your Home Decor!

1
Candles, while a great idea to refresh and beautify your home decor, are often packed with additives and preservatives. These hazardous chemicals can give...

About The Archaeological Mystery Of Ellora Caves

0
Ellora caves located at Aurangabad Maharashtra have a mysterious Kailasa temple of Lord Shiva. The construction and architecture of this ancient temple are one...
charles drew

Meet Charles Drew-The Man Who Introduced Blood Banks To The World!

0
To quote the anonymous, “The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live”. While this quote might...
Unbelievably stunning natural places

Unbelievably Stunning Natural Places you Must Visit

0
Unbelievably stunning natural places you must visit Are you a traveller or a nature lover?? So here are you on the perfectly right place. Here...

Is There A Link Between Creativity And Mental Illness?

0
"Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read...

Recent post

roller coaster

You Need To Know About the Russian Mountains, the Precursors to Roller Coasters

0
Nothing is better than riding a roller coaster. It packs thrill and fun into one and is the perfect joy ride. But how did...
Thalaikoothal-A dreadful act of killing elderly in India--Procaffenation

Thalaikoothal-A dreadful act of killing elderly in India

0
"India is a country with varied customs, culture, and rituals. Our culture through the whole teaches us to respect and obey our elders. Serve...

10 Rules to Get a Perfect Beach Body this Summer

0
It's that time of the year when we can chill out in the summer sun, enjoy the timid breeze, sip cocktails in the riveting...

6 Shocking Secrets Of Your Favourite Fairy tales

0
We have grown up, reading fairy tale books and watching Disney Movies every Sunday. You realize how they have influenced you when you start...
akashic records

What Are The Akashic Records? Why Are They Important ?

0
Akashic Records “Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning sky, space, ether. It contains the vibrated records of each individual soul and its journey. It is...

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.