Sudarshan

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Sudarshana / Chakrathalwar:
Om Sudharshanaya Vidmahey
Maha Jwalaya Dheemahe
Tanno Chakra Prachodayaat!
The word Sudarshana is derived from two Sanskrit words
– ‘Su’ meaning “good/auspicious” and ‘Darshana’
meaning “vision”. Hence, the word Sudarshana collectively
means “vision of which is auspicious”. Sudarshana is
generally worshiped during Homas to ward off negative
powers or vibrations.
Sudarshan Homa is performed by invoking Lord
Sudarshan along with his consort Vijayavalli into the
sacrificial fire. This homam is very popular in South India.
According to the Linga Purana, Sudarshana Chakra was
given to Vishn as a boon by Shiva when the former
worshipped Shiva by offering nine hundred and ninety-
nine lotus flowers and in the absence of the thousandth,
one of his eyes.
Sudarshan Chakra is an ultimate weapon of law, order
and preservation to eliminate the enemy (rakshasas &
asuras).
Lord Shri Krishna, the Avatar of Lord Vishnu, beheads
Shishupala with the use of the Sudarshan Chakra, for his
rapacious behaviour (committing 100 mistakes each
worthy of death) at the Rajsuya yagna celebration of
Emperor Yudhishthira.
The Chakri Dynasty, the current ruling house of Thailand,
is named after this weapon.

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