The yore of Sri Srinivas Saligrama Devasthana begins many thousands of years of ago with the exile of Sri Rama from his kingdom in Ayodhya. During this period, Sri Rama and Sita Devi graced many places throughout present day Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Ramohalli is one such divine place. Through Her meditative insight, Amma Sri Karunamayi revealed the spot where Sri Rama and Sita Devi had meditated thousands of years ago, and established the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple over that very area.
Built in accordance with the esoteric Vaikhanasa Agama Shastra, as in Tirumala, this temple contains the shrines of Sri Venkateshwara, Sri Padmavati Devi, Sri Goda Devi, Sri Vakula Mata, Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy, Sri Venugopala Swamy, Sri Yogananda Narasimha Swamy, and Sri Ramachandra Swamy. Therites and rituals conducted within the Temple are in the same manner as that of Tirumala, and the Lord here is of Swayambhu Saligrama Shila. Such a temple is the first of its kind in India, and is truly a blessing for the devotees of Narayana.
Sri Srinivasa Saligrama Temple
The Srinivas Saligrama Temple enshrInes more than 25,000 sacred Saligrama stones, which are the conscIous, living embodiment of Lord Maha Vishnu Himself. Her Holiness Amma Sri KarunamayI consecrated and inaugurated a rare and unique Saligrama Temple from February 12-16, 2017 with a very grand Maha Kumbabhishekam.
These sacred stones are installed at the feet of a special idol of Lord Srinivas, the gracious, boon giving form of Lord Maha Vishnu that is said to be here to bless devotees in the current age of Kali Yuga. The darshan of one Saligrama blesses humanity with many benefits.
What to say of the darshan of an entire Srinivasa Temple that houses over 25,000 Saligramas.
The sheer existence of such a temple is an immeasurable virtue and an open doorway to moksha.
The Saligramas are installed within the temple’s innermost sanctum sanctorum. Because of their placement, one cannot see the Saligramas but can feel their power and receive the holy teertham.
Teertham is the sacred water in which Saligramas are kept or the water with which abhishekam to the Saligramas has been performed.
Saligramas are very rare and powerful sacred stones which are naturally born or ‘svayambhu’, not manmade – they are revered as embodiment of Lord Maha Vishnu and Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi, as devi dwells in the heart of Lord Vishnu.
As Sri Vyasa Bhagavan has already stated that these Saligramas will disappear in the next 200 years from the Kali Yuga, these self born powerful Saligramas which are next 200 years from the Kali Yuga, these self born powerful Saligramas which are worshipped from ages by Sri Karunamayi Amma’s ancestors are being installed for the benefit of mankind and for ‘World Peace’. Here the idol of the Lord in the sanctum sanctorum (Garbhagudi) is also a powerful Saligrama stone which is consecrated along with the powerful ‘Shanthi Yantram’ for the protection of the universe and all living beings from natural calamities and disasters like floods, volcano eruptions, fire accidents, wars, mental and physical illnesses, untimely death.
Distinguished As Sacred Saligrama Stones
For several years, the devoted Gandaki Mata performed austerities and meditated on Lord Maha Vishnu. Lord Vishnu was moved with her The Saligramas remain in the womb of the Gandaki River for lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of years. Saligramas naturally have their own electro-magnetic field.
The Gandaki river preserves the energy that emits naturally from these sacred stones. In addition, during their long and gave His darshan gestation in the Gandaki River’s womb, their powers increase. Saligramas are truly manifested forms of Lord Maha Vishnu on earth. They can only reach the home of true devotee who understand and honor them. Saligramas are unavailable elsewhere in the world . After all Saligramas, are the sons of Mata Gandaki.
These are classified according to shape, size, color, opening (dwaras), chakras (natural carvings), lines and patterns. Only a true meditator can see the colorful auras of Saligramas with their inner vision.