Shaligram Shila in Gandaki river in Nepal
Shaligram Shila refers to a Vaishnava (Hindu) an iconic representation of Vishnu, in the form of a spherical, usually black-colored Ammonoid fossil found in the sacred river Gandaki. The origin of the name is traced to a remote village in Nepal where Vishnu is known by the name of Shaligraman. Shaligram in Hinduism is also known as Salagrama. The name Salagrama refers to the name of the village on the bank of Gandaki where the holy stones are picked up.
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