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
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.