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Can we keep shaligram stone at home?
Shaligram is considered to be the image of Lord Vishnu, and the houses where people worship Shaligram along with Tulsi are not impoverished. So let’s know the advantages of keeping Shaligram at home. 1. It is said that after bathing Shaligram in puja, apply sandalwood and offer Tulsi.
What is the story of shaligram stone?
This black stone is known as Shaligram stone. It was due to a curse that Lord Vishnu turned into a stone. A curse so powerful that even the most powerful God, one among the trinity could not do anything but accept it. Lord Vishnu received this curse from one of His most loyal devotee, Vrinda.
How does Shaligram look like?
Hamsa : Shaped like a bow having both blue and white colours on its surface and has a chakra and markings resembling a lotus. Grants only salvation on being worshipped.
What is a Shaligram stone?
According to Hindu tradition, the Shaligram stone is the shelter for a small insect known as the ‘vajra-keeta’ that cuts through this stone and lives inside it. In actuality, however, these stones are the fossils of the common ammonite that lived millions of years ago when the Himalayan mountain range formed the bed of a vast ocean floor.
Where are Shaligrams found naturally in nature?
Shaligrams are always naturally found in the river Gandaki. These also include the famous Kali-Gandaki River , Muktinath, Damodar Himal, Damodar Kunda, Devghat, etc. Shaligrams are sacred ‘shilas’ or stones representing the abstract form of Lord Vishnu.
What is a shaligram in Mahabharata?
In the epic Mahabharata, Lord Krishna while giving a discourse to Yudhistra refers to the qualities of Shaligrams. The Vaishnavas believe that a Shaligram is the dwelling place of Lord Vishnu and any one who owns it must worship it daily.
What is the power of Sila in shaligramkshetra?
Even the broken piece of original Sila in Shaligramkshetra do have the same power as of unbroken do have. However, Skanda-Purana points out that a silky and glowing genuine Shaligram stone should be worshipped by a person who wants to achieve siddhi quickly by chanting mantras.