Shaaligraama is a form of Lord Vishnu. It is
essential to keep it on the auspicious occasions of Poojas and Yajnas, etc. This
idol of Lord Vishnu is very rare and is found only in the river Gandaki in
India. It enhances the prosperity of a man and makes him inclined towards
religious acts and performances if he establishes it in his house. He, who
worships this idol daily, gets rid of sins committed in his previous birth.
All the desires of a man are
fulfilled it he keeps, Tulasi, Bilwapatra (leaves of wood-apple), Chandana
(Sandal-wood), Shankha and Gomatee chakra with him.
A person might have propitious
results equal to one thousand Godaan if he offers 108 Tulasi Patra (leaves of
Tulasi) to the idol on a Vishnu Ekaadashi day.
A person can have the
fructitication of Vishnu Yajna it he dips it in Ganga everyday.
Shaaligraama makes a man free
from diseases if he offers Him food.
A man can have plenty of wealth
if he offers lotus flower to the idol.
Mantra:Om Namah Shivaaya.