Vishvaksena Shaligram

$ 112.50

Vishvaksena Shaligram

Stable seat , Lines , Bow , Kundala and quiver Mark , 4 opening – 8 circular + single circular on top side (Total 9 circulars) .

Description

Product name : Vishvaksena Shaligram

Origin : Gandaki River Nepal

Dimension : 2 inches * 2 inches

Weight : 77 gm

Lakshan Shaloka :

aShTacakrashcaturvaktra: shirashcakra samanvita:| shItarekhA samAyukta: kruShNavarNa: sthirAsana:|| shankha cakra gadAyuktO dhanurbANa samanvita:| yagyasUtradhara: shrImAn viShvaksena: prakIrtita:

Meaning :

Shaligram having 4 opening- 8 chakras , one top side chakra , cold to touch , lines , black color , stable seat , shanka and mace, bow and arrow signs is known as Vishvaksena Shaligram

Description :
Vishvaksena or Vishwaksena, also known as Sena Mudaliar and Senadhipathi (literally “Army – chief”), is the commander-in-chief of the army of the Hindu god Vishnu and the gate-keeper and “chamberlain” of Vishnu’s abode Vaikuntha. Vishvaksena is worshipped before any ritual or function in some Vaishnava sects. He occupies an important place in Vaikhanasa and Sri Vaishnava temple traditions, where often temple festivals begin with his worship and procession.

The Kurma Purana describes Vishvaksena as born out of a portion of Vishnu, carrying a conch (shankha), Sudarshana chakra and gada (mace) and wearing yellow clothes like lord vishnu.

The Kalika Purana describes him as an attendant of Vishnu, who has four arms, and is red and brown in complexion. He seats on a white lotus, has long beard and wears matted hair. He carries a lotus, gada, Shanka and chakra in his hands.

The Pancharatra text Lakshmi Tantra mentions Vishvaksena as four-armed and holding a shankha and a lotus. In another instance, he is said to carry a sword and a club, wear yellow clothes and have tawny eyes, beard and eyebrows and four teeth. In a hymn, the remark is that Vishvaksena carries all attributes of Vishnu, including the srivatsa mark and his weapons. The Vishvaksena icon of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple has four hands and carries a conch (shankha) Sudarshana chakra in his upper hands and his lower hands are on thigh (Gada hasta) and in Avgana hasta.

 

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