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Shesha Shaligram

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Shesha Shaligram

Shaligram appearance like a coiled up snake .

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Product Name : Shesha Shaligram

Origin :  Gandaki River Nepal

Weight : 105 gm

Dimension : 2.20 inches * 2 inches

Lakshan Shaloka :
kuNDalIbhUta nAgabhOgasamanvita:| sheShamUrtistu bhagavAn sheShaishvarya dAyaka:||

Meaning :

Shaligram appearance like coiled up snake is known as Shesha Shaligram.

Description :

Shesha also known as Sheshanaga or Adishesha is the king of all Nagas (serpent deities), one of the primal beings of creation, and according to the Bhagavata Purana, an avatar of the Supreme God Narayana. He is also known as Balarama, Laxmana and Sankarshana. In the Puranas, Sheshanaga is said to hold all the planets of the Universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of Vishnu from all his mouths. He is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha which translates as endless-Shesha or as Adishesha which means the first Shesha. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place. When he coils back, the universe ceases to exist. “Shesha” in Sanskrit texts, especially those relating to mathematical calculation, also implies the “remainder” – That which remains when all else ceases to exist.

Sheshanaga is also considered a dasa (servant) as well as also a manifestation, or avatar, of Lord Maha Vishnu himself. Ananta Sheshanaga is said to have descended to Earth in four human forms or avatars: Lakshmana, brother of Lord Sri Rama, Balarama, brother of Lord Sri Krishna, Ramanuja and Manavala Mamunigal. Maharsi Patanjali the major compiler of yogic traditions is also considered to be an incarnation of the great Shesha.

Shesha is generally depicted with a massive form that floats coiled in space, or on the ocean of milk, to form the bed on which Vishnu lies.

Shesha is also depicted as floating in the ocean of the changing world, forming the bed of Maha Vishnu. Since he is also known as Adishesha (the foremost of snakes)and because he is Anantashesha or simply Ananta (endless), as he is known to remain in existence even after the end of the Kalpa, when the whole universe is destroyed).

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