Saturday, September 30, 2017

Significance of Saligramam / Shaligram in Mantralayam

Significance of Saligramam / Shaligram in Mantralayam 

Sri Guru Raghavendra swamy resides in Mantralayam in 6x6 width and 7 feet height Brindavana doing Japam on Sri Hari, Sri Krishna, Sri Rama and Narashima devaru for the benefits of world devotees irrespective of caste, creed and location, being in that place itself gives abundance punya to everyone.

As we all know, there are 702 Lakshmi Narayana Saligramam's of same nature has been placed on top of the brindavana.

History of Saligramam  / Shaligram

Legend has it that once Bramha was exasperated at the rate of increase of the sinners among his creation. Then drops of sweat rolled down his cheeks which inturn became a form of a female child called “Gandaki.” She did severe penance which became so overwhelming that the Devas started trembling before her. when she requested a boon to be mother all of them, Devas pleaded their inability, at which Gandaki became furious and cursed all the devas to be born as worms on the earth below.

The Devas in their turn placed a countercurse on her head that she should become inert matter. This made brahma unhappy and all the three turned to Vishnu, who said: “As already curse pronounced, it cannot be revoked. However Lord  said: ” I shall take up my abode in the Chakra Teertha near Salagramakshetra. You, Devas, shall migrate to this hallowed region as “Vajrakitas” eating into the pebbles. Gandaki shall in the form of a river fill the universe enveloping the shilas hallowed by me.” Salagrama stones are obtained only from the river Gandaki, which is a Himalayan stream.

The puranas also describe it as a sacred stream in which all the gods and devas abide . By merely looking at it, dipping in it and drining it, one would eliminate all his mental defilement’s, by touching it his bodily sins are burnt up and will be liberated from the cycle of birth and deaths, even if he be a sinner.

So is the power of one saligrama and now we all know why our beloved Guru had requested to have it placed on top of his brindavana. Just having 12 of same Saligrama will provide a benefit of visiting 7 punya shetras. With 702 Saligrama on top of brindavana, one who visits Mantralayam will have the benefit of visiting all punya shetras.

Our Beloved Guru is there to take care of all our sins and guide us to the right way of living to avoid cycles of birth

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