Recently I had a dream, in the dream a group of people including me were looking for something valuable with ground metal detectors. Suddenly the earth shook and I was in a cave. I looked around and felt that I was being watched. I looked up and a large Shila about 2 to 3 meters long and 1.5m wide with diamond shape markings all along it was looking down at me. Then there was a network of lilac beams which emanated from this big Shila connecting many smaller Shilas of various shapes and sizes.
When I awoke I had an intense need or desire to be in the presence of Shaligram Shila. I wanted Shaligram and visited many websites. There were hundreds on offer and "donation" prices attached to each. I had read and heard that Its a sin to purchase or sell Shaligram as that would be placing a value on God who is priceless. I was weary of this and as much as I desired to have Shaligram I was not going to place value on God. I was agreeable with the idea that I would pay someone for their effort/expense in getting the Shaligram. What I could not understand is why various "donation" values placed on "better quality", "less quality" etc. I would not take the chance of placing value on God, I thought that if God had revealed himself to me in the dream them surely if I am worthy, then he'd come by any means.
I had spoken with a few people about my dream and my desire. A Guruji Kirit Acharya http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirit-Acharya/150017326853 went to India and upon returning Gifted me Shaligram. I am eternally in his debt and very fortunate that God had chosen me to be his devotee. I have very limited knowledge on identifying the various Shaligram Shilas and would appreciate the help of any qualified person to help identify the Shaligram. I will upload more detailed photos of Shaligram shila. I am enjoying serving Shaligram and everybody's welcome to come and serve the Lord.