The importance of Salagram is mentioned in several Hindu scriptures. It is believed that the worship of Salagram is equal to worshipping Lord Krishna. Certain scriptures state that Lord Krishna resides in the Salagram.
सलाग्रमं शिलायाँतु साक्षात् श्री
नित्यम संनिहितास तत्र वसुदेवो जगाद गुरू
Salagrama consists of two words ‘saalayah’ and ‘graamam.’ ‘Saalyah’ means lord and ‘gramam’ means a congregation. Thus Salagram represents a group of gods in one place.
The Salagram bears the emblems of Vishnu, especially the chakra. The Salagram is black in color and they sparkle.