Once a traveller, while on his way home, stayed with a man in a village. He was in possession of a dakshinavarta Shankh (conch-shell opening to the right is known for its wish yielding qualities). He worshipped the conch-shell in the evening. Having performed ‘Puja’ (worship) he said in the form of a prayer, “I shall be highly indebted to you if I get rupees five.” And lo! in an instant, he had rupees five in his hand. The owner of the house was astonished. He felt tempted to get that conch-shell. The traveller was lying asleep. He was extremely tired. He had neither apprehension nor suspicion about anyone. It was the midnight hour and he was in a deep sleep. The owner got up, put his hand stealthily into the traveller’s bag and took out the wonder conch. As it was dawn, the traveller took leave of his host and resumed his journey. He had already covered a few miles before the sun rose. Having been free from his morning duties, he sat to perform ‘Poja.’ When he took off his clothes, he felt as if his very heart was taken away. He was left with only an ordinary conch. The owner of the house had replaced the real ‘dakshinavarta conch’ that belonged to the traveller by it. How could he expect this conch-shell to respond to his ‘Poja’ by granting to him what he wished?