Dwaraha Silas..

A very short article on SrI dwArakA SilA mUrti, which is worshipped with SrI SAlagrAma mUrti as per SAstras.

 

According to brahma purANam, the presence of SrI SAlagrAma mUrti and dwArakA-SilA leads a person certainly to attaining mumukshutvam – interest in attaining mOksham.  The skAnda purANam also talks about richness which becomes ever-increasing when SrI SAlagrAma mUrti and dwArakA-SilA are worshipped together.

 

The Varaha PurANam, Garuda PurANam and also the SrI dvAraka Mahatmyam declare the greatness of SrI dwAraka SilA and its worship with SrI SAligrAma mUrti. The dwAraka SilA is also considered as SrI dEvi (SrI mahA lakhsmI) mUrti when accompanied with SrI SAligrAma mUrti – SrIman nArAyaNa mUrti. Many SishTas place SrI dwAraka SilA on the right side of SrI sAlagrAma mUrti very closely. Our SrI VaishNava pUrvAchArya Aahnika grantams mentions lot of these pramANams and advocates SrI dwArakA SilA mUrti AarAdhanam along with with SrI SAlagrAma mUrti as per SAstras.

 

The SrI dwAraka SilA can be obtained from SrI dwAraka divya dESam-kshEtram, its vicinity sea-shore. It will be generally white or very light-yellow in color with charka insignia of unparalleled and unsurpassed supreme-self parabrahma-bhUtan purushOtaman Lord SrIman nArAyaNan. Like the SrI SAlagrAma mUrti, the Lord’s sAnidhyam is by virtue naturally in SrI dwArka SilA also. Therefore, similar to SrI SAlagrAma mUrti, the dwArakA SilA also requires no consecration-pratishTA/AavAhanam. It can be worshipped as such by all who have undergone pancha-samskAram & according to one’s own dharma-prescriptions by SAstras.

 

The tirumanjanam etc in milk as I told for SrI SAlagrAma mUrti can be followed for  dwArakA SilA. The AarAdhanam to SrI dwArakA SilA is done along with SrI SAlagrAma mUrti in the same manner as we do for SrI SAlagrAma mUrti. Similar to mUrti-lakshaNams in SrI SAlagrAma mUrti, there are lakshaNams and names specified for SrI dwArakA SilA also. Accoring to the Prahlada Samhita, the count of charkas determine the name of the dwArakA SilA mUrti.

 

 

It is as follows:
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI sudArSanan when it has  1 chakram.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI lakshmI nArAyaNan when it has  2 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI trivikraman when it has  3 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI janArdanan when it has  4 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI vAsudEvan when it has  5 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI pradyumnan when it has  6 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI balabhadran/baladEvan when it has  7 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI purushOttaman when it has  8 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI navavyUha  when it has  9 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI daSamUrti  when it has  10 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI anirudhdan when it has  11chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI dwAdaSAtmakan when it has  12 chakrams.
The SrI dwArakA SilA is called as SrI anantan when it has  more than 12 chakrams.

 

 

The above mentioned dwAraka SilAs must be white. The lakshaNams for SAlagrAma mUrti are different from the above mentioned lakhsaNams for dwAraka SilAs. By Lord SrIman nArAyaNan’s anugraham, various benefits can be obtained through the worship of the above mentioned SrI dwAraka SilAs as declared by SAstras.  For prapannas, this AarAdhanam is also ananya-prayOjana bhagavath kainkaryam.  But certain dwAraka SilAs which are black, smoke-colored, multi-coloured, blue, with hole, broken, red, uneven chakrams, triangular in shape, half-crescent-moon shaped are not considered for AarAdhanam as per the SAstras.
 
The sale and purchase of SrI dwAraka SilA is also not seen among SrI VaishNavas. It is also obtained through SAstra-prescribed dAnam similar to SrI SAlagrAma mUrti

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