09 Aug, Tue – Sri Sudarshana Alwar / Alwan Tirunakshatram

Sudarshanasphurat sahasraara shikhaati tiivram
sudarshanaM bhaaskara koTi tulyam
suradviShaaM praaNavinaashi viShNoH
chakraM sadhaaham sharaNaM prapadye

 

 

 

  • The Sudarshana Chakra is a spinning, disk-like weapon with 108 serrated edges which is held by the supreme lord Maha Vishnu.
  • According to the Puranas, Sudarshana Chakra is used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy. The depiction of Vishnu with Sudarshana Chakra also means that Vishnu is the keeper-owner of the celestial bodies and heavens.
  • Sudharshana Chakram is one of the lord’s 5 weapons.

We read Sudarsana Ashtakam on this today.

This stotra of eight slokas (plus one phalasruti) is in praise of Sudarsana, the weapon known as chakraayudha held by the Lord in His right hand. Sudarsana is Hetiraja or king of weapons.

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