Characteristics of different Salagrama stones ||46||
1The Lord said: I shall describe (the characteristics of) the Sagrama murti (the different gods represented by different kinds of idlagr&ma stones) which yield enjoyment and emancipation. (The stone called) Vasudeva is black (coloured) around its mouth and has (marks) of two discs on it.
2The Sahkarsana (stone) is red (in colour) and has marks of two discs (and is considered as) excellent. The Pradyumna (stone) has many holes, elongated and is blue (coloured).
3The Aniruddha (stone) is yellow (in colour) and has the mark of a lotus. It is circular (in shape) and has two or three rays. The Narayana (stone) is black (in colour) with an elevated and deep hole.
4The Paramesti (stone) (has the marks of) the lotus and disc. It is perforated at the back and has dots on the surface. The Vishnu (stone) has a big disc (mark). It is black (in colour). It has a line in the middle part. It is of the shape of a mace.
5-6The Narasimha (stone) is tawny. It has (the mark of) a big disc and five dots. The Varaha (stone) is of the shape of the female divinity. It has unequal discs. It is of the colour of sapphire. It is large with the marks of three lines and is good. The Kurma stone has an elevated hinder part with circular lines and is black (in colour).
7The Hayagriva (stone) has a line of the shape of a good. It is blue (coloured) and is dotted. The Vaikuntha (stone) has. (the mark of) a disc and lotus. It has the radiance of a gem. It has tail-shaped lines.
8The Matsya stone is long and has three dots. It is crystal- line-coloured and is well formed. The Sridhara (stone) has a garland of wildflowers and five lines and is circular.
9The Vamana (stone) is circular and is very short. It is blue (coloured) and has a dot. The Trivikrama (stone) is black (coloured). It has a line on the right and a dot on the left side.
10The Ananta (stone) has the mark of the hood of a serpent, it has variegated colours and manifold forms. The Dmodara (stone) is big and has a disc in the middle part with two-minute dots.
11The Sudarsana (stone) has (the mark of) a disc. The Lakshinarayana (stone) (is that which has the marks of) two discs. The Acyuta (stone) (has the marks of) three discs. Or the Trivikrama (stone) may have (the marks of) three discs.
12The Janardana (stone) has (the marks of) four discs. The Vasudeva (stone) has (the marks of) five discs. The Pradyumna (stone) has (the marks of) six discs, the Sankarshana (stone) has (the marks of) seven discs.
13The Purusottama (stone) has (the marks) of eight discs. The Navavyuha form has the marks of nine discs. (The stone representing) the ten manifestations (of Vishnu) (is marked) with ten (discs). The Aniruddha form (is marked) with eleven (discs). The Dvadasatman (class of salagrama) (is marked) by twelve (discs). (One is deemed to be) the Ananta (class of Salagrama) (if it has) more (discs) than these.