"Salagrama silarupi yatra tisthati kesavah
Navadhante’suras tatra bhuta vetalak ayah
Salagram sila yatra tat tirtham tat tapovanam
Yatah sanniihit as tatra bhagavan madhusudanah"
Acording to the Bramha Naradiya Purana, if Lord Keshava is placed in the form of a Shaligram
shila at any place, then neither demons, ghosts, nor evil spirits can create any obstacles nor
harm that person or place. Wherever the Shaligram shila is installed for worship, that place turns
into a pilgrimage spot for the performance of austerities. Because then the supreme personality of
Godhead, Madhusudana (Killer of the Madhu demon) resides there personally.
"Kamaih krodhaih pralobhais ca vyapto yo’tra naradhamah
Sopi yati harer lokam salagrama silarcanat"
The Padama Purana says that even people who are the lowest rungs of humanity, who are ruled
by anger, lust and greed – even such people if they worship the Shaligram shila can be elevated
to the abode of Lord Vishnu.
"Striyo va yadi va sudra brahmanah ksatriyadayah
Pujayitva sila cakra labhante sasvatam padam"
The Skanda Purana says that everyone – brahmans, sudras, kshatriyas and even women can worship
the Shaligram shila. Everyone can hope to reside in the eternal abode of Lord Krishna.