Shaligram – Incarnation of Lord vishnu (God krishna) – Shaligram shila – saligram stone nepal

Shaligram is god vishnu(lord krishna) himself. Shaligram is also known as Saligram shila,the divine and sacred stone or the form of deity(statues) which emblem lord vishnu(krishna).
Shaligram is worshipped by vaisnava and mostly in every hindu devotee home and Temple. To please God vishnu any Shaligram or Specially Different form of Saligram is worshipped Ritually .
And for those who donot Find Saligram Form and Name or Shaligram with chakra or without chakra ,One should think he is krishna himself.

Shaligram is god vishnu(lord krishna) himself. Shaligram is also known as Saligram shila,the divine and sacred stone or the form of deity(statues) which emblem lord vishnu(krishna).
Shaligram is worshipped by vaisnava and mostly in every hindu devotee home and Temple. To please God vishnu any Shaligram or Specially Different form of Saligram is worshipped Ritually .
And for those who donot Find Saligram Form and Name or Shaligram with chakra or without chakra ,One should think he is krishna himself.
Salagrama Puja(worship) and Mantra is done in various ways,small and ritual puja in most of the house and temple every day.
Here is the simple tips for salagrama worship.
1) At morning,bath and be pure. If could not do so,wash,hand and mouth,face. After it go to your prayer room. Do shaligram bath with pure water(jala), offer tulsi leaves or holy basil(patram), pushpam(offer flower) and falam(offer fruits).
2) offer the incense and diya(oil lamp)
3) offer bell,shankh(conch) if available.
4) do namaskaram(namaste) ,folding both hands. And remember lord vishnu and krishna. And chant mantra for 10,108 times.
Some of the mantra is is “Om krishnaye namah”, “Om namo narayanaye” and “Om namo bhagvate vasudevaya”.
5) if you have establish shva in home,you can chant “Om nama shivaya” mantra. Also same mantra applied for shiva shaligram.
6) Worship is done in morning and evening. Morning prayer simple steps has been described. Now we discuss saligram evening worship. For evening,we donot bath shaligram and offer tulsi leaves but other same process is followed as morning worship(pooja).

Origin place – Shaligram shila, is found in holy river kaligandaki,muktichetra,damodara kunda of nepal.

Different name of shaligram – There are many avatars9incarnation) of lord Vishnu.All this form of lord vishnu(krishna) is worshipped as shaligram. Some of name are Varaha ,narshihma,bhu baraha,laxminarayan shaligram,narasimha shaligram,krishna shaligra,rama shaligram,damodar shaligram,madhusudan shaligram,parshuram shaligram,buddha shaligram,ratna garva shaligram(red,blue,yellow),shiva shaligram(also known as shivalinga or mahadeva saligram),Kurma shaligram,vamana shaligram,hayagriva shaligram,gopal shaligram,jaggarnath shaligram,narayan shaligram,sudarshan or sudarshana chakra shaligram,achyut shaligram,ananta shaligram,sesha saligram,Vasudev saligrama,matsya shaligram,sri nivash shaligram,govinda shaligram,aniruddha/anirudra shaligram,shankha chakra gadha padma marked is also found in shaligram.

Importance of shaligram

1) Shaligram worship pleases lord vishnu(krishna),kul devta,ista devta and laxmi narayan.

2) Shaligram worship pleases Maha laxmi (Goddess of wealth), Maha Durga (Goddess of power/protector) and Maha Saraswati (Goddess of knowledge).

3) Those who worship shaligram in house and bath shaligram every day with water or cow milk. And offer the food (naivedam/fruits) every day are great devotees in this entire world. These house have blessing of Annapurna mata. The 100 birth sin of these great devotees is washed. And finally attain Vishnu loka.

4) Worship of shaligram provide four important values in their life ,1) Kam (working value), 2) bhakti (religious value), 3) Artha (money value), 4) Moksha (salvation or free from birth).

5) While worshipping Shaligram, Tulsi leaves is very much favourite to lord Vishnu. So if tulsi leaves is available. We must offer to shaligram.

6) All god vishnu,shiva,durga,ganesh etc are happy to great devottes those who worship shaligram and Rudraksha beads in house.

Hence, Mostly saligram are black stone, which is found in the Gandaki River only. Sometimes we find reddish black, blue black or yellowish color saligram which is consider to be very rare among those reddish color Saligram is not worshipped in houses because it is said it raises tension and anxiety.

Blue-black saligram increases peace and harmony in the family where yellowish saligram increases wealth and prosperity. It is aid there are so many symbols of saligram equal to Lord Vishnu’s several names. Different symbols and chakra formation is not by nature, it is made by the river worms called Vajra-Keeta. It’s teeth/nails are said to be harder than granite stone. The chakra formation is found not only on the outer surface of the Saligram. There are chakras inside Saligram also. This can be seen through the hole or holes on the Saligram with the aid of torchlight. The holes are termed as vadana (mouth). Chakras can be seen inside these holes. The Vajra keeta worms drills the stone, get inside and live there. During their stay inside the tones, they cause these chakras. Similarly outside the worm also causes Chakras only. Saligram are used as living place by the worm not uses as shells.

The Puranic declaration, that the Lord himself causes these chakras in the guise of worms. He reveals his presence in Saligram through the Chakras. Because he is already present there by his own choice, we do not perform any pratishta-ritual for Saligram just as we do for other idols. The size recommended for the puja in the house is the smaller ones, which can be accommodated, in the closed fit. Big size saligrams are to be kept in the Temples/Mutts etc.

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Ankit Dulal
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Pashupatinath temple,kathmandu,nepal
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