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Shaligram is a direct symbol of God Vishnu. The Word Shaligram is derived from a Sal tree. We can find about Shaligram in different scripture like Devi Bhagwat, Skanda Puran etc.
Worship of shaligram pleases Lord Vishnu. The benefits of Offering tulsi leaves to lord shaligram at the time of worship can’t be defined because Lord Vishnu is easily pleased with tulsi leaves.
Holy Shaligram stones are found in Kali Gandaki River, Muktichetra(Muktinath), DamodarKunda, Nepal. This place is also known as Saligram place. It is one of the very important place of Lord Vishnu.
We can find Shaligram and Tulsi plants in every Hindu Houses. There is a direct presence of lord Vishnu in Shaligram so we should not do Shaligrams Pranpratistha(energize) to worship shaligram.
Shaligram provides Dharma Artha Kama Moksha (Religious value, economic value, pleasure, and Salvation).
Those brahmins and people who worship shaligram in the house are lucky among human beings. Only by big merit in a past life, we get a chance to worship shaligram.
We also celebrate Shaligram Tulsi marriage ceremony every year which falls on 11 lunar days in the month of Kartika. This festival is known as shaligram vivah, tulsi shaligram marriage, or Haribodhani Ekadashi. Tulsi is also known as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as well as Goddess Vrinda(a form of Goddess Laxmi and wife of lord vishnu). The favorite place of Lord Krishna is Vrindavan which is named after tulsi devi. Vrinda is name of tulsi devi. Vrindavan meaning is Vrinda-tulsi and ban- jungles. The jungles of tulsi plants(holy basil).
Shaligram are beautiful, emblem with chakra(wheels mark), some without chakra, some are round. Shaligram are mostly black in color which is known as auspicious to worship and most devotees worship black color shaligram at home. other auspicious shaligram are yellow, blue, etc.
Once when all god could not find lord vishnu, Gods went kailash(home of shiva) to seek help of God Shiva. Lord Shiva agreed to take gods to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu was meditating in Gandaki river, Muktinath / shaligram place. This place is also known as a favourite to Lord Vishnu. We can’t define the importance of this place with words. When lord shiva takes all god to Lord Vishnu. All god started praying Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu opens his eyes and describe the importance of this place. It is also a place where many rishis, sages, ascetics, tapaswi did a meditation to Lord Vishnu, Shiva. There is also numerous sacred Kunda(holy pond), shrines of god shiva, god Vishnu and also has many important god related stories and history of this place.
All god becomes happy with the person who worship shaligram in Home. There are also a variety of shaligram. Some of the names of Saligram are Ram, Krishna, Narayan, Vishnu shaligram, Govinda shaligram, Aniruddha shaligram, Matsya, Varaha, Parashurama, Ananta shaligram, etc.
The size of shaligram stones varies from small to big. Hence, Shaligram is found in small, medium, or big size. In-home we should keep small or medium shaligram and at the temple big or very big shaligram so that all devotees can worship and see shaligram. And get divine blessing of Lord Vishnu. It is said that where lord Vishnu dwells there is always the presence of Ganga, Laxmi, and Saraswati. These houses are reserved with purity, wealth, and knowledge. Shaligram is a dwelling place of all gods.
Seeing the rudraksha and shaligram all negative energy, evil spirits, or evils powers, ghost run far away. No negative mantras of anyone will be applied to these peoples who worship shaligram at home and wear rudraksha in the body.
Worship of Shaligram provides a positive vision, supreme knowledge of god, home of Lord Vishnu. The home of Lord Vishnu is also known as Mukti or Salvation (Vaikuntha). Shaligram is found in Muktinath itself. Meaning the Mukti-salvation and Nath- god. God who provides Mukti (Salvation or enlightenment). Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Kedarnath, Badrinath is a famous shrine of God Shiva and God Vishnu. Pashupatinath and Muktinath lies in Nepal whereas Kedarnath and Badrinath lies in India.
We should not worship shaligram which is found out of the river bed who is dry and yellow in nature. We should worship shaligram which is found inside the river which is usually smooth, mainly black smooth color shaligram. Black smooth shaligram is very much auspicious.
Shaligram place is also known as a very great place or Dham. It is believed that Lord Rama in treta yuga visited shaligram place including 64 shivalinga yatras of Nepal. We can find about it in yog vasistha.
This place is also known as Triveni Sangam where Saraswati, Ganga, and Gandaki river meet. Another Triveni Sangam is Prayag raj where Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati meet. Gandaki river is able to provide the same boon as Ganga, Saraswati, and the Yamuna. All this River goddess and Mother Goddess Yamuna, Kaveri, Narmada, Ganga, Gandaki, Saraswati, Gautami has high importance in Hinduism.
Lord vishnu order vishwakarma,the god of art and architecture to be insect and make mark in shaligram. Lord Vishwakarma incarnated himself as bajrakeeta insect by order of lord vishnu. These insect make a mark and different design on shaligram in many years by bitting it. This mark is also known lotus(kamal),shankha(conch),chakra(wheel like spinning mark),gadha(mace) etc. Whereas there is also importance of plain round shaligram without any mark and it is known as laddu gopal shaligram(krishna) beside the krishna shaligram with chakras. The scientific name of shaligram is ammonite fossils. But Nepal shaligram can’t be compared to other place shaligram stones due to beautiful structure and main reason is religiously important. We can find the importance of Gandaki river and Shaligram in the Hindu scripture ‘Puran’. Nepal is also famous for beautiful Rudraksha Beads which is dedicated to God Shiva.It is used for wearing. When Devotees visit Pashupatinath Temple Nepal(Shiva temple), they buy Rudraksha and Shaligram in Pashupati Bazar/Market. We have many year’s experience in shaligram and rudraksha and our shop is situated in the main entrance gate of Pashupatinath temple. You are in the right place to buy genuine Rudraksha and Shaligram from Nepal. We do Worldwide Shipping.
We must keep shaligram, shankha(conch shell), tulsi, Gomati chakra together at home if we really want to please god Vishnu.
Shaligram is related to god Vishnu whereas Rudraksha is dedicated to God Shiva. But We can find Lord Vishnu Rudraksha which is known as 10 mukhi rudraksha as well as Shiva Shaligram where self appeared shivalinga on shaligram can be seen. We have a collection of different types of Rudraksha and Shaligram.
At time of worship shaligram if we need tulsi leaves we must not take it out from hands. We can find leaves in pots or ground below the plants. We can also wash leaves in this case. We should never take off or break tulsi leaves by hitting with shankha(conch shells) to tulsi plants.
Hence, Shaligram, Tulsi, Shankha,Gomati chakra is very favorite to god Vishnu. Keeping these 4 items together satisfies Lord Vishnu. We have to establish it in the house if we really want to please god Vishnu.
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