“Outward Spirals: A Guide to Shaligram Interpretive Traditions” (Work Continues)

A lovely morning Shaligram seva image

I’ve been hard at work editing the manuscript for my upcoming book on Shaligram interpretive traditions and I am excited that we are still on track for publication next year. As I continue with the additions and changes however, I want to share my current table of contents. While I do have a page limit (to ensure that the book can be printed affordably), I have added some Shaligrams that I wasn’t able to before, bringing me to a name-list of 85. I still have some leeway to work with though. As such, let me know if there are any Shaligrams I haven’t included here that you might like to see added to the discussion!

(Note: I am not including multiple manifestations — meaning Shaligrams that have more than one deity appearing in their characteristics. This guide specifically focuses on single name-types.)

As of right now, I have:

  1. Acyuta
  2. Adhokshaja
  3. Aditya
  4. Agni
  5. Ananta-Sesha
  6. Ananta-Vasuki
  7. Anirudda
  8. Basudev/Vasudev
  9. Brahman
  10. Buddha
  11. Dadhivamana
  12. Damodar
  13. Gada Dhar (with addition of Padma Shaligram)
  14. Ganesh
  15. Garuda
  16. Govardhana
  17. Hamsa
  18. Hanuman
  19. Harihara
  20. Hayagriva
  21. Hiranyagarbha
  22. Hrishikesh
  23. Janardhan
  24. Kalki
  25. Kalpvriksha
  26. Kamal-Narayan
  27. Kapila
  28. Keshav
  29. Krishna
  30. Krishna-Balaram
  31. Krishna-Gopala (Santan Gopala)
  32. Krishna-Govinda
  33. Kubera
  34. Kumaramurti
  35. Kurma
  36. Lakshmi-Janardhan
  37. Lakshmi-Narasimha
  38. Lakshmi-Narayan
  39. Lakshmi (Devi)
  40. Madhusudana
  41. Mahashakti
  42. Mahavishnu-Dasavatara
  43. Mahavishnu-Multichakra
  44. Matsya
  45. Murari
  46. Narasimha (Ugra Narasimha)
  47. Narayan (Vishnu-Narayana)
  48. Navavyuha
  49. Navdurga
  50. Padmanabha
  51. Parameshtin
  52. Parashurama
  53. Parvati (Shiva-Parvati)
  54. Pitambara
  55. Pradyumna
  56. Prthu
  57. Pundarikaaksha
  58. Purushottama
  59. Rada Ram/Sri Ram
  60. Raghunath
  61. Raj Rajeshwara
  62. Ratnagharbha
  63. Samudra Manthan/Sona Parbat
  64. Shankarshan
  65. Shankha
  66. Shashidhara-Chandramauli
  67. Shimshumara
  68. Shiva Linga
  69. Shridhar
  70. Shrikara
  71. Sudarshan
  72. Surya/Suraj
  73. Tarkshya
  74. Trivikrama
  75. Upendra
  76. Vaikuntha
  77. Vamana
  78. Varaha
  79. Venkateshwara-Balaji
  80. Vishvakesha
  81. Vishvarupa and Vishvambhara
  82. Vishvayoni/Jagadyoni
  83. Vittala and Vitobha
  84. Yagnamurti
  85. Yogeshwara-Yogaraja

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