saguNa and nirguNa are the same

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Fri Nov 12 16:17:42 CST 1999

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Sankaran Jayanarayanan wrote:

> This may be slightly steering away from the topic, but I believe the term
> "shaalagraama" referred to by Shankara was NOT the "shilaa" (the stone
> which is worshipped as a representation of VishNu) but a tiirtha (holy
> spot) where VishhNu is said to reside. In the translation of the Vishnu
> Purana by H.H.Wilson, in the story of JaDa Bharata, it is described that
> Bharata performed penances at the "Holy place of Shalagrama". The
> translator explains in a footnote that although in present-day India the
> exact location of this holy place has become obscure, there may have been
> such a pilgrimage spot in ancient India.

I seem to recall from somewhere that the Shalagrama Tirth is in Eastern
Nepal or the part of Bihar which adjoins Eastern Nepal.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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