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There are 24 types of Salagramams available for Lord Vishnu. Shank, Chakra, Gadha and Lotus ---- in which order it should come for these 24 types of salagramams and in which purana it is mentioned?

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Shaligrama Stones are used for iconic representation of Lord Vishnu. Shaligrama Stones are Swayambhu (they don't need Prana Prathista) just like how Banalingas are Swayambhu stones of Lord Shiva.

These Shaligrama stones have marks of four weapons (Shankha, Chakra, Gada and Padma) of Lord Vishnu. As there are 4 weapons, 4! arrangements are possible and each arrangments has a specific name of Lord Vishnu. The 24 arrangements and respective name is described in Chapter 45 of Garuda Purana. (Pg No- 142)

These arrangements and respective name of Lord Vishnu are:

  1. Shanka, chakra, gada and padma - Keshava
  2. Padma, gada, chakra, shanka - Narayana
  3. Chakra, shanka, padma and gada - Madhava
  4. Gada, padma, shanka and chakra - Govinda
  5. Padma, shanka, chakra and gada – Vishnu
  6. Shanka, padma, gada, chakra – Madusudhana
  7. Gada, chakra, shanka and padma – Trivikrama
  8. Chakra, gada, padma, shanka - Vamana
  9. Chakra, padma, shanka, gada - Shridhara
  10. Padma, gada, shanka, charka - Hrishikesh
  11. Padma, chakra,gada, shanka - Padmanabha
  12. Shanka, chakra, gada, padma - Damodara
  13. Chakra, shanka, gada, padma - Sankarshana
  14. Shanka, chakra, padma, gada - Pradyumna
  15. Gada, shanka, padma, charka - Aniruddha
  16. Padma, shanka, gada, chakra - Purushottama
  17. Gadha, shanka, chakra, padma - Adokshaja
  18. Padma, gada, shanka, chakra - Narasimha
  19. Padma, chakra, shanka, gada – Achyuta
  20. Shanka, chakra, padma, gada - Janardana
  21. Gada, padma, shanka, chakra - Upendra
  22. Chakra, padma, gada and shanka – Hari
  23. Gada, padma, chakra and shanka - Krishna
  24. Shanka, chakra, padma, gada – Vasudeva
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    Nice copy and pasting--- even everybody will do that-- difficult to byheart in order. – Parthasarathy Raghavan Sep 16 '16 at 13:16
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    @ParthasarathyRaghavan Order is same as Garuda Purana. Why to type when it is available on Wiki exactly as mentioned in Garuda Purana? – The Destroyer Sep 16 '16 at 13:21
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    @des--That is what I have told nice copy and paste--Source wiki or GP all are one at the same. – Parthasarathy Raghavan Sep 16 '16 at 13:22
  • Can women and shudras worship Shaligrama – user9554 Aug 17 '17 at 15:36
  • Factorial 4 = 4! = 4X3X2X1=24 types. – Narasimham Aug 17 '17 at 18:16

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