Śālagrāma

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Śālagrāmas are stones from the area along and around the Kali Gandaki gorge in the Mustang district of Nepal with its center in the town of Muktinath. More specifically, śālagrāmas are ammonite fossils or fossil concretions found in especially high numbers in that area. These fossils are worshipped as natural, aniconic manifestations of Viṣṇu due to a circular pattern of lines, regarded as imprints of Viṣṇu’s discus (cakra).
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelHinduism and Tribal Religions
RedaktørerPankaj Jain, Rita Sherma, Madhu Khanna
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato20. mar. 2018
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-94-024-1036-5
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 20. mar. 2018
NavnEncyclopedia of Indian Religions
Vol/bind4

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