Saligram is actually the name of the village on the banks of the river Gandaki, where the holy stones are picked up. The name is derived from the hut (sala) of the sage Salankayana, who beheld the form of Vishnu in a tree outside his hut (Varaha-purana). This hut was on the banks of the Gandaki, and it was in that particular spot that these sacred stones were found in abundance. The stones were therefore called Salagrama.
Shaligram is a sacred stone found in Gandaki river found in the Muktinath area of Nepal. This stone is worshipped as the iconic representation Lord Vishnu, just as Lingam is worshipped as anionic Lord Shiva. The marks on the Shaligram are natural with the pattern often representing that of Sudarshan Chakra, the Discus of Lord Vishnu. The worship of these stones is widespread and dates back to a distant past. They are worshipped in temples, monasteries and households all over the country, as visible and natural emblems of Vishnu. The sipping of water in which these stones are bathed is a daily ritual for the pious Hindu belonging to the old and traditional families.
Way of wearing:
Taking Visnu Shaligram fasten them in a red thread, wash it with the Ganga water and unboiled milk, paint it with the sandal wood and Situated Puja Place it chanting the Visnu mantra.Visnu Shaligram is suitable for all men or women of any age or faith.
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