Venkateswara also known as Balaji, Venkata, is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Venkateshwara Shila is a very rare, auspicious, powerful and exotic looking Shaligrama Shila. Like Lord Venketeshwara is blessing devotees at Tirupati in India by getting more and more offerings from the devotees to pay back kubera , the loan Srinivas had taken to get married to Padmavati. He has borrowed a very large sum from Kuber. This Shila is extremely rare.The worshipper of this Shila is also blessed with enormous wealth and worldly comforts. Venketeshwara is a very powerful Shaligram and Lord Venketesh himself wears the small round Shaligram Mala /Rosary.
The Shila blesses the devotee with a place in Vaikuntha after the death. The devotee attains Salvation and remains in Vaikuntha serving the Lord all the time. This is a very auspicious Shila and every devotee should try to have one Venketeshwara Shila in his Altar. The Shila is extremely smooth, perfectly shaped, lustrous, small sized, cold to touch, and has flawless impressions.
Importance of Worshiping Venkateshwara Shaligram
Lord Venkateshwara is one of the forms of Lord Vishnu and is also known as Lord Sriniwas, Venkateshwara, Venkatachalam, and Balaji. The name Venkateshwara is given to him as he is the destroyer of all sins of every individual. The Venkateshwara name means - Ven means to destroy, kata means to sin and Ishwara means the Supreme power. Tirupati is one of the most famous pilgrimage centres in India. It is located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati Balaji Mantra is a sutra or word that means sensitivity to awareness. The Venkateswara mantra is a pure sound vibration that protects the mind from fascination and confusion. This chanting mantra fills energy in life.
Story Of Venkatesha & Padmavati marriage.
According to the ancient legend, once Maharshi Bhrigu came to Vaikuntha and he laid a kick on the chest of Lord Vishnu lying in Yoga Nidra on the rest of the bed. Lord Vishnu immediately took hold of Bhrigus feet and started asking if there was any injury to the Rishivar foot. But Goddess Lakshmi did not like this behaviour of Bhrigu Rishi and she became angry with Vishnu. The anger was about why God did not punish Bhrigu Rishi. In displeasure, Goddess Lakshmi left Baikuntha. When Lord Vishnu started searching for Goddess Lakshmi, it was found out that Goddess was reborn on earth as a girl named Padmavati. Lord Vishnu also changed his form as Venkatesh and reached Padmavati. God proposed in front of Padmavati as Goddess accepted.
Vishnu Ji took a lot of money from Kubera, considering Lord Shiva and Brahma Ji as witnesses to solve the problem of money for the marriage. This debt led to the marriage of Lord Vishnus Venkatesh Rupa and Padmavati as Goddess Lakshmi, which was an unprecedented marriage. After marriage, Lord started living on the hills of Tirumala, while taking a loan from Kubera, God promised that by the end of Kali Yuga, he will repay all his debt. He will continue to repay the loan until his debt ends. Due to this belief of being immersed in the debt of God, devotees offer a huge amount of wealth so that God can become debt-free.
Benefits of worshipping Auspicious Venkateshwara Shaligram:
- For enormous wealth and worldly comforts.
- To attain Salvation.
- For removal of debts.
- For good health, knowledge.
- For good respect, name and fame in the society.
Spiritual Benefits of worshipping Auspicious Venkateshwara Shaligram:
- For good health and never faces any scarcity.
- To protect from sudden accidents and theft.
- For harmony in the family.
- For extreme protection, peace and prosperity.
Health Benefits of worshipping Auspicious Venkateshwara Shaligram:
- Protects from ailments & improves health.
- Protects from death, accidents and theft.
- It Prevents mental & physical diseases.
- For freedom from diseases.
- Worshippers get relief from diseases, difficulties and dangers
Significance of Shaligram Shila
These Shaligram Shilas are genuinely from the Kali Gandaki river. Salagram Shila had huge respect and importance. Each Shaligram has its own identity with their positive effects. Salagram is found along with lord Vishnu chakra, Sankh, Gadha, Hole, big, small size, round, oval. Some Salagram found with one chakra (single circle marks), Some with two chakras, three chakras to unlimited beautiful chakra marks. Each Chakra has its own value and is described as a different name and form of lord Vishnu. Unlimited chakra is known as Lord Vishnu Anantha Narayan. One chakra is described as Sudarshana Salagram likewise for the rest of Salagram denotes Lord Vishnu each name whose name is described in Vishnu Puran (Hindu religious Script). Salagram is also found with different marks and appearance. We also have the following types of Saligram, Sacred Shaligram is very powerful and is available in very limited quantities, Exotic Shalagram is very rare and special Shaligram with beautiful golden and crystal impressions along with black color on it. Auspicious Shaligram is jet black, some small in size & maybe with the white impression, small & big Saligram, Shaligram Mala/ Rosary makes the devotee feel very much close to Lord and very well protected.
Who Can Worship Shaligram Shila
Devotees of all cultures, backgrounds, caste, religion and gender can worship this divine Shaligram Shila. It is a common myth that Ladies cannot worship Shaligram Shilas. This is not correct. Please refer to the following Shaloka which clearly says that Ladies can definitely worship Shaligram Shilas. Only for those 3 or 4 days in a month when ladies are not clean then they can avoid worship of Shaligram Silas.
" STRIYO VA YADI VA SUDRA BRAHMANAH KSATRIYADAYAH VAISHNAVAM
PUJAYITVA SILA CAKRA LABHANTE SASVATAM PADAM "
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 5/452 From SKANDA PURANA conversation between Lord Brahma and Narada Muni) Worship of Salagram Sila can be done by Women, Sudras (low caste), Brahmanas (twice born), Kshatriyas (administrators), Vaishnavas, etc. and everybody wjo worships the Shila devotedly can achieve the eternal abode of Lord Krishna (Vaikuntha) perfectly. Worshipper of this Shaligram get health benefits, a positive attitude towards life, attain wealth and prosperity.
Shaligram is a Sanjeevani
“Ajanma Krita Papanam Prayaschitam Ya Ichati
Damadarakunde Saligram Silawari Dharanamah Paphari Namastute //5//
(Hari Bhakta Vilas 5 /472, 473 and 474 from Skanda Purana, Lord Brahma is speaking to Narad Muni)
Saligram Silas found at Damodara Kund are very precious and significant. These silas are considered to be the direct Lord Vishnu Himself and the person who worships, wears or even keeps these auspicious in the house or bathes the Salagram and drinks water or pour waters on them, that man becomes free from all sins and this prevents their untimely death.
If the Saligram Shila and Tulsi is touching the body of the dying person, he may survive or go directly to Vaikuntha the eternal abode of Lord Vishnu. That person also becomes free from all sin and all disease. The person, who worships saligram with Tulsi leaf daily, gets the boon of million Yajna also. The most feared sins of Bramahatya ( killing of a Brahmin) or eloping with the Gurus wife are also washed away simply by worshiping and wearing of the Saligram.
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Ingredients required for abhishek procedure of Shaligram Shila
- Panchgavya (Water, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey)
- Any one Fruit Juice (Coconut water, Ganne ka Ras, Anar Juice)
Abhishek Procedure of Shaligram Shila
Devotees can do abhishek of Shaligram Shila once or twice a week as per convenience and the detailed of abhishek procedure of Shaligram Shila is given below
- Bath Shaligram Stone with water
- Offer all abhishekam liquid one by one which are Panchgavya (Water, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey) and any one Fruit Juice (Coconut water, Ganne ka Ras, Anar Juice)
- Now wipe off Shaligram Shila with a clean cloth and place it on pedestal
Ingredients required for Worship procedure of Shaligram Shila
- gandaki river water/ gangajal
- clean cloth
- sandal paste
- tulsi leaf
- Dhoop & Agarbatti
- sweet, fruits and other eatable
- a picture of deity related to Shaligram Shila
Worship Procedure of Shaligram Shila
- First of all place the Shaligram Shila on a metal plate
- Sit facing east direction
- Bath the Shaligram Shila with gandaki river water/ gangajal
- Wipe it off with clean cloth
- Apply tika of sandal paste on the Shaligram Shila and place one tulsi leaf on the Shaligram Shila,so the tulsi rests on the Shaligram Shila nicely
- Chant mantra of god/ goddess
- Show Dhoop/ Agarbatti to Shaligram Shila
- Offer some sweet, fruits and other eatable to the Shaligram Shila
- Speak out your wish loudly in front of the Shaligram Shila
- The Shila shown in the picture will be sent.
-The Shaligram will be sent after performing Mahapuja and energization.
Associated Chakra Planet & Products
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Chakra - Anahata (Heart) Chakra is balanced by performing this puja. Chakra is seven centers of religious energy in the human body. Chakras are the circular vortexes of power that are situated in seven different points on the spinal column, and all the seven chakras are related to the different organs and glands within the body. These chakras are responsible for disturbing life energy.
Planet - Mercury (Buddh) is associated with this Puja & Yagna. According to the Vedic astrology, all the nine planets in your horoscope (Kundali) affect the course of life i.e. marriage, career, health, finances etc. The movement of these planets in the horoscope forms yogas or doshas (negative influences). Due to these Navagraha doshas, people face various obstacles & hindrances in their life. In order to minimize and negate the malefic doshas or malefic influence of these planets, we perform various Pujas & Yagnas.
Shaligram - Mahavishnu Shaligram & Laxmi Narayan Shaligram can be worshipped along with this Puja & Yagna and it gives very good results. The Shaligram is a natural stone that is Lord Vishnu itself. Shaligram is a Blackstone brought from Gandaki river-beds in the Muktinath area of Nepal. Shalagram Shila is also known as Salagram/ Shalagram/ Saligram Sila. Shaligram worshipped in the temple as well as in the houses. Shaligram is a fossilized shell used in South Asia as an iconic symbol and form of Lord Vishnu. They are typically in the form of spherical, black-colored and smooth in nature. We offer a pure array of Shri Shalagram. Its origination place is also likewise of Sankha, Moti or Gomati Chakra which are Aquatic States. Shalagram is a Blackstone brought from Gandaki river, there is a big place called Shalagram and these Shalagram are hundreds of years old.
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Yantra - Worshipping Vishnu Yantra along with the above puja gives accurate results. Yantra established the vibration of large resonance or amplitude with the benefic energy of cosmos. These vibrations generate contact with highly elevated energies and help to enhance the spirituality within and attain spiritual course of conduct in our daily lives. It also increases the intensity of prayer & makes our thoughts more influential & strong.