Dwarka meaning the kingdom or place of lord krishna situated in india The oldest name of dwarka is dwarwati or dwarvati meaning ,the gate to heaven or way to krishna home.
Lord krishna is king of dwarka so he is known as dwarkadhish. The auspicious stone Found here in Dwarka river is known as Dwarka shaligram or dwarkas silas.
According to Puran,The worship of dwarka shaligram along with shaligram and gomati chakra is very auspicious.
Dwarka saligram is direct symbol of lord krishna himself. Worshipping it pleases lord krishna. There are many chakra(mark wheel) or hole like structure in dwarka shaligram. These chakra is known as sudarshana(the emblem of krishna).
Dwarka shaligram is available in various shape and size. It have many chakra on it. And some have very few chakra on it.
Dwarka shaligram worship pleases lord krishna easily. Tulsi leaves is kept every day above dwarka sila and shaligram on worship time.
Worship of dwarka shaligram, Gandaki river shaligram attain all kinds of happiness,and pleasure in life. And finally attain krishna loka(vaikuntha) at time of breath leaving.
The nature of dwarka shaligram is that,it sink in water. Whereas stone found in ram setu (rameshwaram) looks similar as dwarka shaligram which float in water. Rameshworam saligram represent lord ram. whereas dwarka shaligram is krishna. Both this shaligram pleases ram krishna(lord vishnu).
Narmada saligram mainly known as narmada shivalinga. It is symbol and representation of god shiva. It is found in narmada river.
Other name for narmada shivalinga or shaligram is narbadeshwor or narmadeshwor mahadev.
Narmada linga(narmade sivling) is also known as bana linga or bhu linga. Because this shivalinga is not made by man. And it is found itself in narmada river. Nowadays we can see many fake narmada linga in market. But we offer only original narmada shiva shaligram.
There is interesting story about narmada shivalinga. Once upon a time narmada river(known also rewa river) did very big penance for lord shiva by establishing shivalinga. She did more than 1000 years penance. From this lord shiva is pleased and boon her that every stone found in your river will be worshipped as me.
By only great merit we get chance to go narmada river for pilgrimage. The importance of bathing in narmada river and worshipping narbada shivalinga are as follows.
washes all sin.
Pleases shiva parvati and mother narmada,ganga and yamuna.
Mother ganga(holt river ganges) give benefits after drinking or touching her water but narmada river just by seeing her cleanes all sin.
Worshipping narmada shivalingam pleases all god like shiva parvati,laxmi vishnu. Worshipper is blessed with long life,prosperity,divine knowledge and salvation.
Narmada shivling/shaligram can be worshipped by keeping in copper plate or we also have availability of stand. The main mantra or hymn which we have to recite while worshipping narmada lingam is “OM NAMA SHIVAYA”
Lord vishnu is the supreme and great god in hinduism. The lotus feet of lord vishnu is known as vishnu paduka. Vishnu paduka saligram stone is one of the rare kind of shaligram found in very less number.
Paduka is made up of two words meaning “pad” meaning foot and “ka” meaning the of . vishnu paduka meaning is blessed foot of lord vishnu.
Only lucky devotees of lord vishnu get chance to worship vishnu paduka shaligram. If we ever donot find vishnu paduka shaligram we can worship vishnu paduka made up of other stone except saligram. As well as metals(brass),silver or gold vishnu paduka is also made according to order.
Vishnu paduka worship pleases divine ancestors. Lord vishnu is known as preserver. The one who worship shaligram daily with devotion with vishnu mantra(hymn) cuch devoteeis preserve by lord vishnu himself.