River Gandaki at Himalayan Ranges is the house of millions and millions of Shaligram Shilas from the time immemorial. As per Skanda Purana the water at Gandaki river is equivalent to "Amrit" or "Nector" that exist on the Earth because the River Gandaki has pious water that has bathed millions of Shaligram Shilas. The Shaligram.com has pioneered in making the water from Gandaki river available to various devotees for drinking and puja purpose. Drinking this water increses the longitivity and bestow the devotee with very good health. Also during worship of Shaligram Shilas if the bathing of the Shilas is done using Gandaki water the effects and power of worshipping Shilas increases manifold. This Gandaki water which has bathed the Shaligram Shilas if consumed has excellent effects on the health of the devotee and are beyond explaination. This water is good for stomach problems, ulcers, thyroid, blood pressure, kidney problems, gall bladder and many more but the water has such powerful qualities that it purifies of the whole body spiritually and cleanse the mind of the devotee eternally. The water can be consumed twice a day once in the morning after the puja and once in the evening at any time convenient. It is said that small quantity of water if added to the normal water that water also becomes the Gandaki water and has the same divine effects as the pure River Gandaki water. So small quatity of water from Gandaki river may be added with the Ganga Jal along with the normal water of the house and same can be consumed as mentioned above.
TEXTS DESCRIBING THE MERITS OF DRINKING RIVER GANDAKI WATER
As per Purana Sangraha when a dying person is made to sip a little of the water from Gandaki river or in which the Salagrama-stone is bathed, he will be freed from all sins, and will reach the heavenly abode of Vishnu. And death itself when it occurs in the presence of a Salagrama-stone will pave the way for Vishnu’s realm, for Vishnu is present in that stone (Purana-samgraha). The rites of expiation of sins (prayaschitta) becomes effective more by drinking the Gandaki water or the water in which Shaligram stones are washed than by gifts or fasting or by observances of various kinds. In times of solar or lunar eclipse, whatever ritual is undertaken becomes all the more effective when done in front of a Salagrama-stone and Gandaki water so says Hemadri. Even the worst criminal who has committed countless sins will instantaneously get purified by sipping the Gandaki water or the water in which has been bathed/washed Salagrama Shilas.
SALAGRAMA SILA TOYAM PIVET VINDUNA SAMAM
MATUH STANYAM PUNAR NAIVA SAPIVET BHAKTI BANG NARAH
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/22 FROM PADMA PURANA)
As per Padma Purana any person if he has even taken one drop of water which has bathed or washed Salagram Shila will not have to suck a mother’s breast again in the furure. He will attain Moksha.
GANGA GODAVARI REVA NADYO MUKTI PRADAS TO YAH
NIVASANTI SA TIRTHAS TAH SALAGRAMA SILA JALE
KOTE TIRTHA SAHASRAIS TU SEVITAIH KIM PRAYOJANAM
TIRHAM YADI BHAVET PUNYAM SALAGRAMA SILODBHAVAM
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 3/293, 294 From PADMA PURANA)
As per Padma Puran the water which has bathed or washed Shalagram Shila includes the water from the Ganga, Godavari, Reva and other liberating rivers. If this bath water from the Shalagram Shila is available, then there is no need for thousands of other places of piligrimage. The Gandaki water or Shaligram water itself is a pilgrimage of the most higest order.
YE PIVANTI NARA NITYAN SALAGRAMA SILA JALAM
PANCA GAVYA SAHASRAIS TU SEVITAIH KIM PRAYOJANAM
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 9/20 FROM PADMA PURANA)
Any persopn who has drank the water which has bathed Shalagram shila is equivalent to drinking thousand and thousands of times panchagavya.(Panchagavya is made from five auspicious products of a cow offered to the Lord)
DRSTVA PRANAMITA YENA SNAPITA PUJITA TATHA
YAJNA KOTI SAMAM PUNYAN GAVAM KOTI PHALM BHAVET. .
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 5/384 From SKANDA PURANA)
Lord Shiva is telling to His son Skanda, that any person who has seen Shalagram Shila, paid obeisances to Him, bathed the Shila, drank this water and worshipped Him, has achieved the results of performing ten million sacrifices and giving ten million cows in charity.
Click Here to Get Divine Gandaki Water >>