Each Saligram Sila has different shape and size. So, don’t compare with the picture. Saligram Sila stone is Lord Vishnu himself. There is residential of Goddess lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesh and all god in that house where Saligram is kept and worshipped. If we keep this stone in our house, then no bad things be happenned.
God Vishnu is easily pleased, if someone offer tulasi leaves
to saligram in worship of this. Salagram is kept nearby of Tulasi Plant.
If we keep tulsi (Basil) and Saligram together; it will not
create poverty, money problem, unhappiness, fearness, illusion in that house.
According to Shastras, keeping Shaligram benefits the family
in 6 dimensions: Noble way of life, Wealth, Protection from evil, good health,
worldly pleasures and blessing from Lord Vishnu.
Salagram sila is also known as Muktinath Salagram. Lord
Vishnu (Muktinath) provide freedom from trouble to every Jiva. For orginal
shila you Rub your gold silver ring on it, if the mark or scratch is there that
means shila is original.
The marks made by the shell of the ammonite give a Shaligram
its characteristic appearance, with the pattern often resembling and
representing the 'Sudarshan Chakra' or the discus with a sharp-toothed edge
which rests on the index finger of Lord Vishnu. Shaligram stones come in dfferent
colors such as red, blue, yellow, green and black. Of these, the yellow, blue
and black varieties are considered more sacred. The yellow and golden-colored
Shaligrams are considered most auspicious and are believed to bestow great
wealth and prosperity on its worshippers. Some benefits of Shaligram Shila's
are given below:
1. Worship Shree Shaligram for six values of life: Righteous
living, Wealth, Protection, good health, pleasures and Spiritual.
2. The Shaligram is the most sacred stone worshipped by the
Vaishnavas and is used to worship Vishnu in an abstract form i.e., God without
form as a 'Saligrama'. The use of the Shaligram is similar to the use of
'Lingam' as abstract symbol of Lord Shiva. The Shaligram is found in river
Gandaki near Muktinath in Nepal.
3. There are numerous popular beliefs concerning salagrama.
Salagrama alongside Tulasi leaves and conch (samkha), placed in one plate is
regarded as most meritorious.
4. Any religious observance, gift, consecration, obsequies,
and worship should preferably be done in association with a salagrama.
5. Regarding the obsequies or the last rites (sraddha), it
is usual to conduct such ceremonies in front of a salagrama. For that would
ensure the departed spirit reaching Vishnu’s
abode directly: and subsequent death ceremonies would become unnecessary.
6. When the dying person is made to sip a little of the
water in which the salagrama-stone is bathed, he will be freed from all sins,
and will reach the heavenly abode of Vishnu. And death itself when it occurs in
the presence of a salagrama-stone will pave the way for Vishnu’s realm, for Vishnu is present
in that stone.
7. The rites of expiation of sins (prayaschitta) becomes
effective more by drinking the water in which these stones are washed than by
gifts or fasting or by observances of various kinds.
8. In times of solar or lunar eclipse, whatever ritual is
undertaken becomes all the more effective when done in front of a
salagrama-stone so says Hemadri.
9. It was practice in the olden days to ask the witness to
hold a salagrama in hand while testifying in a court of law; if he uttered
utter falsehood, he was believed to suffer immensely and long as a punishment.
10. Merely looking at a salagrama stone would wash away the
sins of the beholder, even as the mere sight of a lion would make the antelopes
run for their lives in the forest.