Shaligram is a blackstone brought from Gandaki river in Nepal. It is most revered stone worshipped by Vishnu Bhaktas. The Shaligram is the most sacred stone worshipped by the Vaishnavas and is used to worship Vishnu. According to shastra worship Shree Shaligram for six values of life; - Righteous living, Wealth, Protection, good health, pleasures and Spiritual blessing. In the worship of Shaligrams, no initiation is required; there is no special rituals or specific procedure of worship, nor any need for a qualified priest. Worshipped by regular bathing saligram stones in curds, ghee, milk or water will give untold merit and will bestow all the benefits. All the Shaligrams are considered auspicious. Scientifically the Shaligrams are basically described as fossil-stones and characterized by the presence of discus marks. Shaligram-stones (black stones in which fossil ammonites are embedded) are the most celebrated universally. Worship of these stones is widespread and dates back to a distant past. They are worshipped in temples, monasteries and households all over the world, as visible and natural emblems of Vishnu.
Length: 0.25" - 1.25"
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