Shyam. in the palm of my hand on 22k gold shrngasan
This is my Salagram Sila Shyam, you are able to see how tiny He is compared to His water cup which is thimble sized.
My Shyam, before bath, in the raw! He is so cute!
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
My name is Katyayani-devi dasi. I was gifted with a small beautiful
black Salagram sila in April 2008. It was given to me by an ISKCON
devotee, who is from Nepal, his mother picked the Sila from the Gandhaki
River herself. It is very small, about the size of an american coin
quarter and flat about 1/4 inch thickness. It has no markings on
it other than three very slight indentations in the form of a triangle.
I spoke to my Gurudeva, who gave me permission to worship this Sila, and
told me that I could worship Him in the mood of Krishna. He is very
small, the size of a thumb, would be very hard to paint. I was not
prepared at all for Sila worship, did not have proper srinhasana for Him.
I had my mother sew some small pillows for Him, then began a very regulated
but simple worship of Him. I am daily bathing Him with bathing conch
with warm water which chanting Sri Brahma Samhita, then massaging gently
with sandalwood oil. I then offer bhoga with Tulasi leaf. After
bhoga offering, I am doing dhoop arati for Him, along with camara.
Then He resides in simple asana which is pillow sewn by my mother in newly
purchase glass candle holder. He is listening to bhajans all day
long. I also offer him Tulasi leaf and water in silver cup.
I have no crown, shoes or flute for Him at this time as I was not prepared for Him.
This is regular and very sincere worship I am doing for Him. I told my Gurudeva of this and also the prabhu who brought him to me without my requesting him. Sri Sila seems very happy. I have also named him Shyamsundara which my Gurudeva said was good name, He is black and beautiful.
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