Saligrama Mahimai – 04 (Sacred Facts about Saligrama – 04)

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Dear All,
Please note these are originally posted by Thiru Murali Battar who is Archakar @ Srirangam Temple & with the help of Shri Raja Desikan its been translated into English too. I am just sharing the information to the users part of this group.Kindly revert for clarifications.
Tamil month of Iypasi is called as “Thula Month”. Holy bath in Kaveri will get us more good deeds/results.This entire Month, Holy water from Kaveri for Pooja  is brought in Golden Pot in Srirangam. Also another aspect to be noted is that PeriyaPerumal, Namperumal and Renganayaki Thayar will be adorned with Saligrama Mala,  only in this month.This darshan is available for only this month only. Hence one who worship perumal at Srirangam after holy bath in Kaveri this month, will get the  dual blessings of Holy bath and perumal Darshan together.
Let us see more from PadhmaPuranam:
29) A insect in Saligrama Sannathi will attain Mukti
30) If we offer the Pinda(Prasad given to Ancestors) in Saligrama Sannathi, our Ancestors are pleased.
31) Offerings and bath made in Saligrama Sannathi, is considered 100times greater than deeds done in Kasi
32) There is no equivalence for Saligrama in this Earth, Heaven and Bhatala Loga.

This incident is an evidence to know that Saligrama Pooja will sure to materialize our wishes.

Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in the 14th Century. He is celebrated as Lord krishna’s Incarnation. He came to Srirangam in the year 1510 A.D. In that  period, Sri Venkat Bhattar, who is Shri Murali Bhattar’s  Ancestor was performing Kainkaryam to Perumal. That was a SathurMasaya Period (ie Month of Iypasi) when Mahaprabhu visited  Srirangam. As requested by Sri Venkat Bhattar and his Assistant Sri Thirumalai Bhattar, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu stayed in their Home. Sri Mahaprabhu made the Thirumenis(Statues) of Sri Krishna, Sri  Balaramar and Sri Subhadra and installed the same for worship. These Idols are even now seen and worshipped in Sri Jagannath Math in Srirangam in North chitra Street

Sri Venkat Battar was having a Son, named Sri Gopala Battar. As per the Order of Sri Mahaprabhu, Sri Gopala Battar went to Brindhavan. Sri Gopala Battar who was a  Brahmachari (Bachelor) also took Sri Prabhodananda Swami who was with him in the same house from his Childhood. In Brindhavan he was Christened as “SriGopalabattar  GoSwami” by Sri MahaPrabhu and was performing poojas in a Sannathi in Brindhavan itself. There was no Idols in that Sannathim instead only Huge Saligrama was there.  One night Sri GopalaBattar Goswami was aspiring to have an idol instead of Saligrama in the Sannathi. To everyone’s Surprise, the Next Day morning, the Huge Saligrama  was self turned to an Idol of Lord Sri Krishna. Even Today, one can have darshan of this Idol in the temple “SriRadhaRaman”.

In the Book ”Inhabitants of Bharata Varsha” , Sri G. Obert has mentioned about Saligrama as “”As this stone possesses besides considerable magnetic force, one need not  be surprised that divine or supernatural powers are ascribed to it, and that it is regarded as manifestation of the deity”

This shows that Arangan will help us to travel for Miles if we attempt to take one step towards the path. It all needs is Focus and Dedication in our work.Life will be as per our thoughts.

Let us see more information from other Puranas in the coming chapters..
… to be continued
Courtesy   — Saranya Vs
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