Characteristic marks of Salagrama Stones ||45||
1Hari said: -As a side issue of this discourse I shall describe the characteristic marks of Salagrama, by touching which, stone, one has the sins, accumulated in a Koti of births, dissipated.
2The holder of conch-shell, discus, club and lotus, known as Kesava, is [also called] Gadadhara (the holder of club]. The Lord Narayana is also the holder of lotus, the bow Koumodaki, discus and conch-shell.
3He is the holder of discus, conch-shell, lotus and club and is also named Madhava and Sri Gadadhara. Govinda, Gadadhara, the holder of club, lotus, conch-shell and discus is adorable.
4Salutation unto thee of the form of Vishnu, the holder of lotus and the conch-shell, unto thee of the form of Madhsudana, the holder of conch shell, club and discus.
5Salutation unto that form of thine which holds the club conch-shell and lotus, unto that form, which is of three foot steps, unto that form which holds the bow Koumodaki, lotus and conch-shell and unto thy dwarfish form.
6Salutation unto thee the holder of conch shell, lotus. discus and club. Salutation unto that form which bears the mystic mark of Srivatsa, unto Hirshikesa, and the wielder of lotus, club, conch-shell and discus.
7Salutation unto the holder of lotus, discus, club, conch-shell, unto Padmanabha (lotus navelled), unto Damodara, unto the weilder of conch shell, discus, duh and lotus.
8Salutation unto Vasudeva, unto the holder of conch-shell, club and lotus. Salutation unto Sankarshana.
9Salutation unto the form of Pradyurnna, the holder of a beautiful conch-shell, a beautiful club and a beautiful lotus. Salutation unto Aniruddha and the wielder of club, conch-shell and lotus.
10Salutation unto the Purushottama form with lotus, conch-shell, club and discus. Salutation unto the form of Adhokshaja, the holder of club, conch-shell and lotus.
11Salutation unto Man-lion form, the holder of lotus, club and conch-shell. Salutation unto the form, Acyuta, the wielder of lotus, conch shell and club.
12I will bring here Janarddana with his conch shell, discus, lotus and club and Upendra with his wheel, club, lotus and conch-shell, Salutation.
13Salutation unto this form of Hari, holding a beautiful discus, lotus, club and conch-shell. Salutation unto the form Sri Krishna wielding club, lotus, wheel and conch-shell.
14-15The Salagrama stone, known as Vasudeva, is of a white colour and possesses two ring-like marks around its mouth. The one, known as Sankarshana, is of a red colour, has two rings like marks around its mood or lateral aperture and has the mark of a lotus on its eastern side. The one, known as Pradyumna, is of a yellow colour, has a small ring-like mark, is of an elongated shape and bears on its surface a large number of impressions like pinholes.
16-17aThe one, known as Aniruddha, is of a circular shape and blue colour and is marked with three lines around its mouth. The one known as Narayana is of a black colour, contains the mark of a club like line in its cavity and has the circular mark at the navel or a little raised up.
17b-18The Nrsimha alone is elevated on the breast, is of a tawny colour, and is dotted with fine spots; while a Varaha resembles a Sakti in shape and has two rugged and uneven circular marks.
19A Sthula stone is of blue colour, has three lines, is of the form of a tortoise and is dotted with marks. The stone, known as Krishna, is round and depressed at the back.
20Sridhara has the marks of five lines, that of a garland of forest flowers and that of a club. The Yamana stone is of a round and puny size and Suresvara ahs a circular mark on its left side.
21The one, known as Anantaka, has various forms and bears an impression like die hood of a serpent. The Damodara stone is thick, of blue colour, and contains a circular mark of blue, colour in the central part of the cavity.
22Brahma stone has a small mouth and is of thick blue colour. Sushira stone has marks of long lines, while, Ambuja stone has the mark of one circular figure and is thick.
23A Sthula cakra stone has deep holes and is dotted with dark marks. A Hayagriva stone is of the shape of a goad; while a Kaustubha stone possesses marks of five lines.
24A Vaikuntha stone is of the hue of a gem on the hood of a serpent, of dark colour and bears one circular mark. A Matsya stone is of the shape of a long lotus and has marks of lines at the mouth.
25-26A Trivikrama stone bears the mark of a circle on the left side, that of a line of a line on the right side and is of a dark blue colour. Salutation unto die holder of club who is situate in Salagrama as well as in Dwaraka.
27-30A Lakshmi Narayana stone is of the shape of a Kadamba flower, hears marks of four circles at one mouth, is adorned with the figure of a golden lines and cow’s hoofs. The Sudarsana class has got only a single circular mark, while the existence of two characterizes the class Laksmi Narayana. The Trivikrama class has got three circular marks, the Caturvyuha class has got four, the Vasudeva class has got five, the Pradyumna class has got six, the Sankarshana class has got seven the Purushotama class has got eight, the Navavyiiha class has got nine, the Dasavatara class has gotten, the Aniruddha class eleven and the Dvadasa tma class has twelve circular marks. The Ananta class bears more marks than twelve.
31-33He, who reads this poem, describing the forms of Vishnu, repairs to the celestial region. The image of Brahma has four mouths and is endued with a staff and Kamandalu (waterpot). That of Mahesvara has five mouths, ten arms, is seated on a bull with weapons as well as Matrka goddesses, such as Gouri, Candika, Sarasvati and Mahalakshmi. The image of the sun holds a lotus in the hand. Gana has the head of an elephant. Skanda has six mouths.
34Adored these images should be placed in the edifice worshipped of Vastu deities. By adoring them a man obtains religious profit, worldly objects and emancipation.