Worship of Salagram Sila can be done by women, shudras, brahmanas , ksatriyas etc. and they can all achieve the eternal abode of Lord Krisna perfectly. (Hari Bhakti Vilasa 5.452, from Skanda Purana, conversation between Lord Brahma and Narada Muni)
" Striyo va yadi va sudra brahmanah ksatriyadayah , pujayitva sila cakra labhante sasvatam padam"
Simple Procedure to worship :-
Once you the collect ed The saligram :-
- Wash it with water .
- Put in base of either cloths or plate.
- Put in the altar place or repected place and arrange the following as items as many as you can ;
Punchgavya – Mix of Cow’s dung, urine , milk , ghee and curd
Water mixed with Kusha grass for sprinkling and a spoon
9 leaves of peepal tree arranged on a plate
Plate for offerings to be placed during Puja
Dhoop , Incense sticks
Camphor and lamp
Rice grains mixed with asthagandha
Ghee lamp (one wick) , Offerings - Cloth, Flower, Fruit, Betel nut - Paan , Coconut
- Sit on an Asan facing toward the saligram ;-
- Offers the above items one by one whatever you have arranged to saligram and offers the insence and bell and chant the following mantra nine times ;-
Shaantakaram Bhujagashayanam Padmanbham Suresham
Vishwadharam Gagansadrasham Megavarnam Shubhanagam
Lakshmikantam Kamalanayam Yogibhirhyana Gamayam
Vande Vishnu Bhavabhayaharam Sarvalokaikanatham !!
Hare Ram,Hare Ram , Hare Krishna ,Hare Krishna , Krishna Krishna Hare Hare"