SHALAGRAM a crystallized energy unit, creating subtle shifts in physical, emotional,psychological senses , feeding searching minds and souls, in accordance with schools and faiths of belief , putting down roots and help reach up to the world of conception of sacred. Shalagram is an aniconic representation of Lord Vishnu, in the form of a spherical usually black coloured fossil found in the Sacred River Gandaki, Nepal.
The Lord resides in many places in which he may be worshipped, but of all the places Shalagrama is the best. - Garuda Purana
“Any shila from the place of shalagrams can never be inauspicious though cracked, chipped, split in two though still in one piece, or even broken asunder.” - Brahma Purana
“Shalagramas do not require installation ceremony. When one begins the worship of shalagrama, however he should start with elaborate puja using all articles. The worship of shalagrama is the best form of worship, better than the worship of the sun.” - Skanda Purana
All those holy rivers awarding moksha, such as the Ganga, Godavari and others, reside in the Charanamrita (bath water) of Shalagram. - Padma Purana