The glory of Salagramams and their worship —

Posted on Feb 10 2018 - 8:02am by srikainkaryasriadmin

The glory of Salagramams and their worship —

Informations gathered from many sources—particulary from ”India Divine–website ”

Do you know ”Gandaki river” ?
 It is one of the major rivers of  adjecent Nepal Country and also a  tributary of the river Ganges in our country–India.
This also called Krishna Gandaki in Nepal.
This Gandaki River Is an Important River for Hindus ——-
It is here that Valmiki Rishi wrote the great epic, Ramayana.(Thredha yuga )
The ancient Valmiki Ashram still exists even  today which  is a  pilgrimage  centre to all Hindus.
Also, it is believed to be the birthpalce of LuvA and Kusha, the two famous sons of Sri  Rama and Sita.
The hermitage also landmarks the ‘Falahar” (eating place) of Sita. 
It is also believed that Ashwamedh horse was  tied here. 

Do you know another important information ?
This river is mentioned in the epic of Mahabharata.( Dwapara Yuga )
Its evolution is described in Shiva Purana. 
 One of the most important features of the river is  
the availability abundently  of  smooth, shining, black,  stones in the river bed  of Gandaki— called Saalagram.
Also known as shilas, these stones are revered and worshiped by Hindus as manifestations of Bagvan  Vishnu himself.
It is said that these dark Himalayan fossils are believed to be somewhere
between 140 to 165 millions years old.

Each Salagramam  piece is unique and they are worshiped
according to the markings and  it’s shape.
Some Salagramams resemble Vishnu’s paraphernalia such as
chakra, lotus, conch, mace.
Salagramams are available in the river  bed  in different colours such as red, blue, yellow, green and black.

Of these, the yellow, blue and black varieties are considered more sacred.
The yellow and golden-colored Salagramams are considered most auspicious
and are believed to bestow great wealth and prosperity on its worshipers.
Salagramams of different shapes are often associated with different Avatars
or Incarnations of Sriman Narayanan (Vishnu) and
believed to bring differente energies with them when worshiped,

Few examples are—–:
Matsya: Incarnation of Vishnu in the form of fish.
It bestows the worshipper with peaceful environment, austerity and philanthropy.
Kurma: Incarnation of Vishnu in the form of Tortoise.
The worshiper gets immense perserverence, strong will power, patience, wealth and happiness in his life.
Varaha: Incarnation of Vishnu in the form of Boar.
Brings immense protection and removes negativity.

Nrusimha: Incarnation of Vishnu in the form of half man and half lion.
gives  fearless and success in all endeavors to the worshippers 
Vamana: Incarnation of Vishnu in the form of small dwarf.
 grants  immense strength to fight against all odds, evils and enemies,  when worshipped .
Krishna: Worshipping this  Salagramam will  give  great respect and dignity in the society.

Surya: Depicts Lord Vishnu himself. if worshipped it 
brings the quality of the sun – to rule and to move continuously with brilliant radiance and strength.
Gives happiness, popularity and material gains.
Ganesha:  when worshipped, removes obstacles and brings success in all endevours.
Shivlinga: Symbol of auspiciousness, brings health and peace.
The worshipping of thisSalagramam  increases the family harmony.

Maha Vishnu: This is the most powerful  Salagramam—  when worshipped
it brings eternal peace granting  influence of all ten incarnations .
Mahalakshmi: Those who worship this Salagramam  get  good health and wealth .
and he  will succed in his  business and service with out any loss with happy  life .
Lakshmi Narayan: A rare  Salagramam  which  is the direct representation
of Sri Mahalakshmi and Sri  Narayanan. ( Divya dhampathi ) It 
brings immense wealth, protection and very good health to those who worship this Salagramam 
Lakshmi Nrusimhan: This is also  very rare Salagramam –when worshipped it  
brings protection, good fortune, peace and all worldly comforts.


Other interesting features —-:
 Sri  Krisha refers to the qualities of  Salagramam in His  discourse to Yudhistra.

In Padama purana,it is said   that  a gruha is better than a  pilgrimage centre if you find a gruha with  a Salagramam
If morethan ten Salagramams are there in a house , it is a ”Divy–deasam” and
the worshipper of these Salagramams performing ”nithya–thiruvaaradana;” need not necessarily go to a temple for worship 
In Skandapurana, Shiva has narrated the importance of  SAlagramam .
In Brahmvaivartpurana,  it is narrated  that wherever  you find Salagramam , there is  Sri Maha Vishnu residing .

 Taittiriya Upanishad and Brahma Sutras, elobarate  the worship of  Salagramam in the shape of Sri  Maha  Vishnu.
The largest and the heaviest  Salagramam is worshipped  at Jagannath Temple
The main ISKCON temple in Scotland, called Karuna Bhavan is famous for housing the largest number of Salagramams  outside our Country.
The Salagramams  are mostly  hereditary  from fathers to sons worshipping them without any break of time 

Sons used to feel very happy if they inherit the qualification of worshipping ”Salagramam” from their fathers—

One Salagrama pooja is fine–but there should not be TWO –there can be three or more than that —

The Thiruvaradana of ”Dwaraka sila moorthi” along with ”Salagramam”  is most welcome and it’s glory is beyond words  —-

During ”Vivahams” the father of the bride will present ”Salagramam” to his Son–in–law along with other gifts  

 Sale and purchase ofSalagramams  are prohibited —-

The above narration is only a tip from the ocean of details of ”Salagramams”

Sri U.Ve. Murali Battar is the authority to explain all these in detail—

Sarvam Sree Hayagreeva preeyathaam

Uruppattur Soundhararaajan

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