The pastime goes that for four hundred years this Shaligram was worshiped
by one family in
India as Lord Shiva. He has a perfect Shiva Linga formation. Somehow the worship gradually
was lost through the generations until he was found hanging out in Chor Bazaar (Mumbai) by a devotee dedicated to HH IDSwami.
Maharaja was in Vrndavana two years back when we had a devotee from
Adelaide there also.
This devotee is a good friend of Maharaja's and wished for the Shila to come to Adelaide as
Ksetra pala Shiva. It was a toss up between Florida or Adelaide. Radhe-Syama here won out.
In December 2008 Shivaji made it to Iskcon Adelaide. He weighs
20kgs and receives abhisekha and puja daily.
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