in the Hindu Religion and God, worship Shree Shaligram
with full faith because it is regarded as the symbol of Lord Vishnu.
(fossil) is found in Gandak River in
Nepal. It is said in the Hindu Mythology that only the drinking of
the "charanamrit obtained from bathing the Shree Shaligram
with the mixture of the Ganga water, curd, milk ghee and honey with
the Tulsi leaves removes the sinful and maligned- mentality of the
person. Without taking this charanamrit, the worship of Lord Vishnu
is incomplete. In the Padma Purana Lord Siva declares the grea'cness
of salagrama sila as follows:
"Mallinga Kotibhi Drsthi Yad Phalam Pujiti Salagrama Slla
Yamtu Ekasyam Iva Tad Bhaved The merit obtained by seeing and
worshipping hundreds of thousands of My Lingams, is equivalent to
that obtained by worshipping one single salagrama sila.
The sign of Vishnu chakra is found on Shaligram
The chakra is seen clearly on the Shaligram
opens by itself. In, Shaligram
which are closed,
there are small holes which make us realize that there is chakra in
According to Shiva Puran the reasons of chakra's e~istence in it,
is that once upon a time Brinda cursed Lord Vishnu that he turn into
a black stone and that worms would bite him. Therefore a worm takes
birth in Shaligram
and bites it in circular form.
It contains very little gold in it, which is lost in it. It is a
wonder in itself.
By worshipping Shaligram
the man gets pleasure,
comfort, prosperity and honour. The man who worships it gets