does anybody else get spam advertising shaligram shilas? i don’t believe that they’re actually in business selling shaligram shilas, but that’s what the spam says, and it spamvertises a web site that is shaligram dot com… if they’re really in the business of selling shaligrams i would be very surprised, but i deliberately haven’t looked because i don’t do business with spammers regardless of what their business is, but at the same time… shaligram shilas are sort of specialised, and would only be interesting to a few people… why me?

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  1. if you could send me one of those that get washed up on the east yorkshire coast, i would be able to tell you whether that is a “real” shaligrama or not, but i suspect they’re not. real shaligramas only wash up on the shores of a very specific river in india, rather like narmada sivalinga… but, unlike narmada sivalinga (which are also supposed to be analogues of God), as far as i can tell, shaligram shilas, whether they’re “real” or not, are just lumps of black stone with fossils in them. i worship sivalingam because, to me, it is the same thing as Siva, himself, but that’s at least partially because you can’t find that particular stone (cryptocrystalline chalcedony) anywhere else in the world. to find out why people worship them, you’ll have to ask someone who worships them.

  2. the reason i find the spam that i’ve been getting so unusual is that 1) i’ve never actually gone to any of the web sites that are being spamvertised, 2) i’ve only been to a few web sites that advertise them at all, but they were web sites that i trusted (inasmuch as you can “trust” anything on the web), and, anyway, i didn’t put my email into those sites, 3) you’re not supposed to “sell” shaligram shilas because they’re supposed to be analogues of God, and 4) they’re supposed to be analogues of visnu and i’m a sivaite.

    highly weird…

  3. They just look like black lumps of coal with fossils in them.

    We get stuff like that washed up on our shores on the east yorkshire coast line (although normally in grey stone) and I believe theres a massive stretch of the south of our country that is so easy to find fossils like that, that you can’t help but go home with a bucketful.

    Worshipping fossils preserved in stone? What is that about!

  4. No. I can say with relative certainty that I have never in my life recieved spam adversising shaligram shilas. Of course I would not have noticed if I did, as this is the first time I have ever heard of them. After doing a little research on them I am absolutly certain your email is on a list for this sort of thing (suprise suprise.)

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