Product Name : Vaman Shaligram / DadhiGopala Vamana Shaligram
Origin : Gandaki River Nepal
Dimension : 0.4 inches
Weight : 2.55 gm
Lakshan Shaloka :
UrdvacakrAgra vilasad dadhibudvuda shobhitam | mrutyu dAridrya nAsham ca dadhigopAla vAmanam||
Shaligram having upward looking chakras; with curd spots; 1 opening – 2 chakras ; is known as DadhiGopala Vamana Shaligram
Vamana is described in the Puranas as the fifth avatar of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age or Treta yuga. He is the first avatar to appear without anthropomorphic features, although he does appear as a dwarf Namboothiri Brahmin. He is also known as Upendra, and Trivikrama.
The Bhagavata Purana describes that Vishnu descended as the Vamana avatar to restore the authority of Indra over the heavens, as it had been taken by Mahabali, a benevolent Asura King. Bali was the grandson of Hiranyakshipu, the son of Prahlada.
Vamana, in the guise of a short Brahmin carrying a wooden umbrella, went to the king to request three paces of land. Mahabali consented, against the warning of his guru, Sukracharya. Vamana then revealed his identity and enlarged to gigantic proportions to stride over the three worlds. He stepped from heaven to earth with the first step, from earth to the netherworld with the second. King Mahabali, unable to fulfill his promise, offered his head for the third. Vamana then placed his foot and gave the king immortality for his humility.
Vamana taught King Mahabali that pride should be abandoned for advancement in life, and that wealth should be appreciated as it can easily disappear.