Shaligram is iconic representation of Lord vishnu. Sri Shaligram shila can be different types and forms. But every forms and types have its own importance.. Sri shaligram can be different colors,like black,blue,green etc whereas black is mostly worshipped in house and temple.. so it is most important.
Sri shaligram can be round,oval,with eblem of chakras or without it, with mouth, with many holes etc.
There are many forms of lord vishnu. So lord vishnu names and forms is known as Ananta (incountables).
Shaligram have many names.. Different types and names of shaligram are listed below..
1) kurma shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,as tortoise
2) matsya shaligram – Form of lord vishnu, as fish.
3) Rama shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,son of king dashrath. Emblem with dhanusha.
4) Narasimha shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,appeared to save his devotees parlad. Emblem with lion face.
5) Vaman shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,appeared to kill king bali. Short in his height,Emblem with umbrella in his hand.
6) Parshuram shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,appeared to save truth and dharma. Emblem with axe in his hand.
7 ) Krishna shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,appeared to kill demon kansa, Emblem with murali in his hand.
8) Varaha shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,appeared to save dharma and kill demon. Emblem with boar head.
9 ) Buddha shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,appeared to provide knowledge,shanti(peace). Emblem along with kalpavriksha tree.
10) Kalki shaligram – Form of lord vishnu,still not appeared but known as appeared at end of this world to save dharma. Eblem in horse.
11) Balaram shaligram – Brother of krishna. Form of sesh nag.
12) Sudarshan shaligram – Circular complete wheel chakra. Emblem in hand of lord vishnu (krishna,rama).
12) Panchajanya shaligram – Emblem as conch
13) Hayagreeva shaligram – Lord vishnu,emblem with horse head.
14) Ananta shaligram – With many chakram,more than 6.
15) Laddu gopal krishna- Round shaligram,with or without chakra on it.
16) Laxmi narayan – With mouth,without its chakra joined inside its mouth.
17) Garuda shaligram – Emblem with bird head. chakra on its tail.
18) Janardan shaligram –
19 ) Laxmi shaligram –
20 ) Govinda shaligram –
21) Hiranya garva shaligram –
22) kamdhenu shaligram –
23) hari har shaligram –
24) Kalpa vriksha shaligram –