Shalagrama-shila, Śālagrāma-śilā, Salagrama-shila, Shalagramashila: 2 definitions


Shalagrama-shila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śālagrāma-śilā can be transliterated into English as Salagrama-sila or Shalagrama-shila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Śālagrāmaśilā (शालग्रामशिला) refers to:—A sacred stone that is non-different from Viṣṇu and worshipped by Vaiṣṇavas. it is black in colour, and contains sacred marks like the cakra. It is chiefly found in the sacred Gandakī River, in Nepal. samādhi–meditation or deep trance. (cf. Glossary page from Arcana-dīpikā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Śālagrāmaśilā (शालग्रामशिला) refers to:—Deity of Śrī Nārāyaṇa or Śrī Kṛṣṇa appearing as a stone found in the Gaṇḍakī River, whose divinity is evident by the imprint of the symbols of Śrī Nārāyana, such as the disc. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Radha,name: Articles about silas

Salagrama-silas are sacred black stones that come from the Gandaki River valley of the Himalayas. Sila means stone. The qualities and characteristics of the Salagrama-silasare not found on stones anywhere on earth except in the Gandaki region. These small black stones are more than meets the naked eye. All followers of Vedic dharma, with Gaudiya Vaisnavas no exception, consider salagrama to be a direct manifestation of Visnu himself.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śālagrāmaśilā (शालग्रामशिला):—[=śāla-grāma-śilā] [from śāla-grāma > śāla] f. the Ś° stone, [Catalogue(s)]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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