Importance/Benefits of Shaligram Worship (Pooja)
“Shaligram Shila Pujan – Skanda Puran”
In Gandaki river,lord Vishnu appeared as Saligram Form(Rupa) and in Narmada River Lord shiva is appeared as Narbadeshwor form.So both of them appeared naturally,not man made.Shaligram sila bhagwan Vishnu is is mainly worshipped in 24 forms but Sada shiva bhagwan shiva only one form. In Gandaki Smooth river where Shaligram is Originated and Found,attaining that holy place and human beings who drinks water of that river attain Brahma Pad. Shaligram found in gandaki river worship provide boon of pure and holiest,godly human beings of world.Those human beings is also compared and named as Yogishwor.Bhagwan Vishnu Pujan,Dhyan,worship and stotra destroy all type of sin.So Saligram sila puja is done of lord Vishnu whose importance is undescribable and holy.Because in Shaligram there is directly residence of Shree Hari.
In Chaturmasya Day,Offering Fruits,Naibedh,flower, and water to bhagwan saligrama is consider as very best and holy.In this Day Saligram provide all pure and pabitram.Any where saligram sila bhagwan Vishnu is worshipped,upto five miles lord Vishnu make very pure and godly in that place.There will be no any negative thing and bad luck.Any place where Lakshmi pati bhagwan shaligram pujan is done,there that pujan is only very fortunate,great meditation, and that is only best moksha(Salvation). Where Dakshinabarti Shankh,Laxmi narayana Swarupa shaligram sila,Tulasi plant,Krishna sar mriga and gomati chakra of dwarka is worshipped , in that place victory(bijay),Lakshmi,Vishnu and Mukti. These four things will Present and Reside there enternally. Bhagwan Laxmi narayana (Salagram) worshipper human beings is very much holy and godly from which they will get freedom at immediate time.Bhagwan Vishnu Dhyan and Mantra Destroy all Sin(Pap). Tulasi and shaligram together worship is very good ,shaligram tulasi pujan help to get boon of freedom of rebirth.We should try worship lord Vishnu with many things as much.He is only preserver of whole world.
So while worshipping Sri salagrama in home and temple Guru god vishnu mantra(initated mantra) ,krishna mantra,and various god vishnu Sanskrit name,mantra is chanted.
God vishnu (Salagrama) Mantra
1 – “Om namo vagvate vasudevaya nama”
2 – “Hare krishna Hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare ram hare ram ram ram hare hare “
Few main mantra of Salagrama shilas-
1 -om anantaya Nama
2 – Om keshavaya nama
3 – om Bishnwya nama
4 – om Sataya nama
5- om Muktichetrasagovindaya nama
6 – om gandakinayakaya nama
7 – om shivastutaya nama
8 – om salagramshilarupaya nama
9 – Om shree Damodaraya namah
Shaligram Mantra – Chanted by God Sri Yudhitira to Lord Hari.
I am Chanting this Shaligram strotra matra in front of Lord Narayana and in sitting in good position.(In Kush Asan) .
Yudhistira asked - “Shree Dev Dev devesa Devarchanamutamam Tat sarbam srotaumichhami Bruhime Purushotamam” /- Sanskrit verse
English Verse – My lord Purushotam, I request you know the saligram significance
God Hari Replied to Child Yudhistira – Bhagwan Ubacha(From God mouth) -
Sanskrit Verse-“Gandakyam Chotare Tire Girirajshchya Dakshine !Das Yojan Vistirnam Mahachhetra Vasundhara-
“Saligramo Vabet Devo Devi Dwara Bati Vabet Uvayo Sangamo Yatra Mutistratrana Sansaya - “Saligramo Sila Yatra Yatra dwara Bati Sila Uvayo Sangamo Yatra Mutistratrana Sansaya
English Verse – Child Yudhistir “Himalaya is situated in the bank of river Gandaki. In the south of Beautiful Himalaya a big and beautiful My Holy land is situated where you can find shaligram sila . This is the place where Devi Dwarabati begins and End being Narayani. This place is called Mukti Chektra.
God Hari Further said – Sanskrit Verse - “Ajanma Krita Papanam Prayaschitam Ya – chati Saligram Silawari Paphari Namastute - “ Akal Mritu Haranam Sarvabyadhi Binasanam Vishu Padodakam Pitwa Shirasha Dharyamyaham - “Sankha Madhya Sthitam Toyyam Vramitam Keshavopari - Angalagnam Manukshanam Bramha Hatya Dikam Dayat .
English Verse - Shaligram Remove all Sin done in past Life.Those who worship shaligram as lord hari washes his sin such as brahmahatya. Worshipping shaligram donot get untimely death and diseases. Drinking Sankha chakra gadha padma bathed shaligram water purify all our body and washes mistake.
“Snano Dakam Piben Nityam Chakrankita Sirot Vabam
Partkshallya Sudham Tatoyam Bramha Hatya Byapohati
Sanskrit verse - “Agnistomasahasnani Vajapaya Satanicha
Samyak Phalama Bapnoti Visnornai Vedya Vakshina.
English Verse - The person who do snan(wash) saligram with chakra everyday get rid of sine like Bramahatya and if he drinks such water daily gets the equal boon of thousand of havan and yagya of Lord Vishnu.
Sanskrit Verse - “Naivadyayuktam Tulsim cha Misritam Vishesta Pada Jalen Vishnu
Yoshnati Nityam Purato Murari Prapnoti Yazya Uta Koti Pundyam “
English Verse- Those who worship Shaligram tulsi together,those who offer tulsi to shaligram attain boon of doing 1000 charity of cow and yagna.
Sanskrit Verse - Khandita Sphutita Viina Vandi Dakdhya Tathi Va Cha
Saligram Sialyatra Tatra Dosho Na Vidyate
English Verse - Except damage and broken Sila all silas are good to worship.
Sanskrit Verse - Namantra Pujanam Naiva Natirtham Na cha Bhabanaa
Na stutir Na uppachars cha Saligram Silar cha ne //12//
Bramha Hatya Dikam Papam Manobak Karya Sambhamam
Shirgram Nachyati Tatsarvam Saligram Silrchana//13//
English Verse - With out worship, with out offering any sweets or with out any pilgrims only chanting this saligram mantra is enough to wash away sins and fulfillment of all desire.
Sanskrit Verse - “Nanabarna Mayam Chiva Nana Bhogena Vestitam
Tathavarprasadena Laxmi Kantam Balamhayam
“Narayanorbhabo Dev Chakramadya Cha Karmana
Tathavarprasadena Laxmi Kantam Balamhayam
English Verse - There are various kind of size and shape of saligram in which Lord Vishnu is situated in different incarnation.
Sanskrit - “Krishane Sila Taneyatra Susmam Cakram Cha Drisyate
Saovagyam Santatim Dhatye Sarva Sakshaym Dadhaticha
English Verse-Good Luck increases and gets satisfaction from children in every aspect by worshipping shaligram black in color with little chakras.
Sanskrit - Vashu Devschya Chinhani Distwa Papai Pramuchyate
Sridhar Sukare Bame Harivbarnatu Disyate
“Varaha Rupenam Devam Kurmangai Rapi Chinhitam
Gopadam Tatra Dissheta Varaham Vamanam Tatha
“Pitavarnam Tu Devanam Rakta Varnam Vayabhaham
English Verse -Person who gets the chance to look Vahudev sila he became free from sins. Shreedhar, Sukar,Vam, Harivarna,Varaha, Kurma and lots of other type of saligram are available. some Saligram has marking of cow feet and Narshimha Avtar.
Sanskrit Verse - Narashinho Vawet Devo Mokshadam Cha Prakrititam
Sankha Chakra Gada Kurma Sankho Yatra Pradisyate
Sankha Varnaschya Devanaman Vame Devaschya Lakshanam
“Damodarm Tatha Sthulam Madhya Chakram Pratisthitam
Purna Dwarena Sankrina Pita Rekha Cha Drischyate
“Chhatrakare Vabet Rajam Vartule Cha Mahasreeya
Chipite Cha MahaDukham Sulagretu Ranam Dhrubam
English Verse -Yellowish Shaligram is very auspicious as Lord himself but reddish shaligram is consider fearful and dangerous. Sankha, Cakra, Gada, Kurma are printed on saligram. Saligram with Sankha (conch) sign is considering Vamrup of lord Vishnu, where chakra in the middle is consider as Damodar saligram. Saligrams of different shapes round, umbrella shape which has white lines is available; worshiping this kind of saligram gives wealth and reputation in society. Flat shape shaligram create sorrow in family and saligram with sharp front side create war and tension in family
Sanskrit Verse - “Lalate Shesha Vogastu Siropari Sukanchanam
Chakrakanchanavarnanam VamaDevaschya Lakshnam
Vamaparbe Cha Bai Cakre Krishna Varnas tu Pingalam
Laxinarshimhadevanam Prithak Varnastu Drisyate
English Verse- Shaligram which have chakra round the head or in forehead and rest parts is clean and smooth is very auspicious and consider as Bamdev sila. Yellowish or black in left side with chakra is consider as Laxmi Narshimha sila.
Sanskrit Verse - Lamboste Cha Dalidram Syat Pingale Hani Revacha
Lagna Cakre Vabet Baydhir Bidare Maranamdrubam
English Verse -Worshipping long shape sila create poverty, and saligram having lagna chakra creat measures diseases even death.
Padom Dakamcha Nirmalyam Mastake Dharayet Shada
Sanskrit Verse -Visnor Dristam Vakshitabyam Tulsi Jal Misritam
Kalpa Koti Sahasrani Vaikunthe Basate Sada
English Verse -Person who offer Tulsi leaf while worshipping saligram gets salvation and can stay at Vaikuntha(Place where Vishnu live) for million years.
Sanskrit Verse-Saligram Sila Vinur Hatya Koti Vinasanam/
Tasmat Sampujayet Dhyatwa Pujitam Chapi Sarvada
Saligram Silas Trotram Yah Pathecha Dijotam
Sa Gakshet Parmam Sthanam Yatra Lokeshworo Hari
Sarva Pap Binir Muktwa Vishnu Lokam Sa Gashati
English Verse -Therefore always worship saligram, enchant saligram stotra which is very beneficial for mankind. We can get higher post on Vishnu Lok for doing so.All sins will be destroyed and gets Vishnulok from worshiping the saligram.
Sanskrit - Dusovataro Devanam Prithak Varnastu Disyate
Ipsitam Labate Rajyam Vishnu Pooja Manukramat
Kotyohi Vramhahatyanamgamyagamya Kotaya
Ta Sarva Nasamayamti Vishu Nai Vidya Vakshanat
Vishno Pador Dakam Pitwa Koti Janmaghanasanam
Tasma Dasta Gunam Papam Ghumou Vindupatnat
English Verse -There are various types of description available for Lord Vishnu’s ten incarnation therefore Lord’s incarnation Shree Saligram’s worship, Prayer and drinking water wash away sins of million lives and get prosperity, wealth and reputation so Saligram should be worship.
“Eti Sri Vishotra Purane Sree Saligram Silastotram Sampurnam!!
Shaligram puja Method – Saligram worship Bidhi(Process)
Related question – How to perform or do shaligram shila puja?
Shaligram – Simple Ritual Shaligram shila puja
Panchamrit pua -Preparation for worship (Purvanga -karma)
1- Prepare Madhuparka or Panchamrit consisting of five ingredients; milk,Curd,ghee,honey, and sugar.Mix and makes creamy.
2- Fills in the abhisecka bowls with milk,yogurt,honey,sugar,ghee.
3- Collect some tulasi leaves ,nice flowers, and grind chandana mixed with Saffron and camphor.
4-Fill bathing and puja pots with fresh water for aachamana,arghya,padya and visesa arghya.Those who are not initated ,who donot know any brahmin or any mantra should chant krishna and lord hari in initiatal stage.
5 – Make a fruit and sweet offering plate consisting of 3 varieties of fruits and 5 varieties of sweets and food.
6 – Salagrama Daily panchamrit and panchagavya bath is done daily.Other Form of puja to please lord hari is described below. please read more below for learning requirement in shaligram shila puja.
While worshipping in Home Daily – Preparation for Worship
- Please purify and clean the worshipping puja room in first stage.
- Offer the diya,Incenses(Dhup) and stotra to all god who are presence with lord hari.
- Please bath salagrama from holy water or pure water as water must be in Copper materials.chant god vishnu mantra.
- Offer dress or initatlize salagrama in asana after snan.
- Offers naivethi(Sweet) and tilak to lord ganesh,lord hari and krishna. Please chant one of the salagrama or god vishnu mantra along with offering,mantra.
- Offer bell and shankh.
- Chant god vishnu and all god who all are presence with lord hari.
Shaligram Tulasi Puja
Among different puja for lord vishnu,Festival in hinduism,Tulasi shaligram Wedding is one of the main ceremony festival. This marriage provide Inviolate Good luck. Hence,Hindu women complete this fasting day with full Studiously and devotion.