Product Name: CatraKara Gopala Shaligram
Dimension: 1.30 inches
Weight: 20 gm
Origin : Nepal
Lakshan Shaloka :
shyAmavarNam mahAsnigdham chatrAkAram tataiva ca| sUkShmadvAreNa bindUnAm raktarekhAsamanvitam|| shIrShe ca puShkalam caiva mahAsnigdham ca komalam| gOpAlamUrtirvigyeya: sarvasoubhAgyavardhana: ||
Shaligram having blue-black color; very smooth; umbrella shaped; small vadana; Red lines and dots ; lotus ; very attractive; 1 opening – 2 circular marks is known as CatraKara Gopala Shaligram
Krishna is the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The name Krishna appears as the 57th and 550th name of Lord Vishnu in Vishnu Sahasranama of the Mahabharata, and is also listed in the 24 Keshava Namas of Lord Vishnu which are recited and praised at the beginning of all Vedic pujas. A puja is the ritualistic worship offered in Hinduism.
According to the Bhagavata Purana, which is a sattvic purana,Krishna is termed as Svayam Bhagavan since he was the purna-avatara or full incarnation of the supreme god Vishnu.Krishna is often described & giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita.
The Krishna Sanskrit meaning “Black”or “Dark”, sometimes it is also translated as “all attractive”.
The Truth that is intellectually appreciated, but spiritually not apprehended, is considered as ‘veiled behind some darkness’. The root Krish means Existence (Sattaa) and ‘na’ means Bliss (Aananda) .So says Vyasa in Mahabharata, Udyoga Parva 70, para 5. Therefore Krishna (Krish+na) means Existence- Bliss (Sattaa-Aananda).
Thus, the very name divine, ‘Krishna’, represents the Supreme Paramaatman. Or, because of His dark-blue complexion,he is called as Krishna. Mahabharata Santi Parva line 343 He says, “As My colour is dark-blue, I am called Krishna, O Arjuna.”
In Mahabharata, we find Krishna explaining Himself to Arjuna ‘when the earth becomes shelled in by its hard crux I shall turn myself into an iron plough-share and shall plough the earth. Apart from the above meaning Krishna also means the Enchanter of all His devotees (Aakarshana) .Truth is One which irresistibly attracts everybody towards Itself. Commentators have interpreted this significance in a more attractive context. They conclude that Krishna means One who sweeps away the sins in the heart of those who meditate upon Him. Krishna as a deity of the farmyard in the agricultural estates, the Lord ploughs the hard stupidities in us and prepares the heart-field, weeding out all the poisonous growths of sin,and cultivates therein-pure Bliss which is of the nature of Reality. Krishna is the other name of eternity, austerity and completeness.