The nameless and extreme story of Krishna’s Sudarshan Chakra

  1. What kind of weapon was Krishna’s Sudarshan Chakra?

Sudarshan Chakra the weapon which is only connected to Shri Krishna the word Sudarshan Chakra is come up from two words, ‘su’ and ‘darshan‘. It means (Darshan) the vision,which is auspicious (Su).  The word chakra came from ‘chruhu’, which means continues motion and ‘kruhu’, which means to do. Therefore, chakra means somewhat which is moveable from all divine weapons. The only one which is always in motion ,but not much is written about its source, make and abilities. Read on to uncover the story about it…

  1. The origin of Sudarshana Chakra

There are many beliefs and thoughts regarding the creation of the divine circle. Some old traditional signs say that it was shaped by the collective energy of  Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and Brihaspati, the Guru of the gods, gave the circle to Lord Vishnu. But some other scripture states that Sri Krishna acquired it from the demigods (devata mandal). According to the great epic Mahabharata, Krishna and Arjun helped to Suryadev. In return, Suryadev presented Krishna with that circle and a Koumodaki stick.

  1. Special features of Sudarshana Chakra

Lord Krishna generally balanced the chakra in his little finger though Lord Vishnu in his index finger. It is supposed that once the divine chakra has demolished its enemy, it returns back to the person who attacks with it.  As a result it is said that even after the introduction, it remains in the control of the warrior. It travels a long, long distances and comes back anywhere within a moment. Sudarshan Chakra got still when a barrier comes in its way and the speed of the chakra increases after that.

  1. Legends behind the origin of Sudarshan Chakra

The word Sudarshana jointly means “visualization of which is favorable”. Lord Sudarshana is normally adored during Holy Yagyas to ward off negative energies or atmospheres. In various mythological saga’s it is mentioned that how this divine weapon came into existence. It is also stated that during some largest myths, that Sudarshana Chakra made through a fantastic architect of heaven’s god known as Vishvakarma.And  Viswakarma’s daughter Sanjana become married to Surya, (the Sun) But, due to the Sun’s severe light and warmth, she was incapable of going closer him.

  1. Made of Sun Dust

 She even spoke to her father about this. A result of that Lord Viswakarma took the Sun and made sun density to shine less so that his daughter could live a normal married life. The left over Sun “dust” was collected by Viswakarma and he shaped three divine things out of it. The first was a famous aerial vehicle Pushpaka Vimana and the second became the Trishula (Trident) of Lord Shiva, and the 1/3 was the Sudarshana Chakra of  Lord Vishnu.

  1. Sudarshan Chakra was not Lord Krishna’s weapon

Another tale about the Sudarshan Chakra came into existence. There was a time when devils asuras, or demons, tortured the cosmic gods almost every other day. The cosmic gods were so much distress that they went to see Lord Vishnu pursue his help and defeat the demons once in for all.  Lord Vishnu was unable to help them and told them that he cannot abolish the demons and he will take a help of Lord Shiva for this. When Vishnu went to Shiva, he found Lord Shiva in sleep.

  1. Lord Vishnu’s devoutness

When Lord Vishu reached to lord Shiva lord Vishnu doesn’t want to disturb him, so he underway praying to Shiva with the hope that his voice would reach Shiva. Many years passed by but Vishnu didn’t give up; he pleaded and chanted Shiva’s name with great dedication. He presented one thousand lotus flowers to Shiva every day. In the meanwhile, the gods were being hardheartedly tortured by the demons.After many years ago, Shiva came out of his dream.Krishna

  1. An act to please the Lord

Lord Vishnu ran to collect thousand lotus flowers so that he could worship Lord Shiva with his full devotion. Shiva had already definite that he would grant Vishnu whatever he wants, but first, he wanted to play a false tick on Vishnu.  One day he went to that secret place where Vishnu had placed the lotus flowers and he stole one of them.

Though proposing his prayers, when Lord Vishnu understood that one flower is missing, he instantaneously plucked out one of his eyes and cited it before Shiva.

  1. Lord Shiva gave Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu

Shiva saw that Vishnu had such a great devotion to him, he said, “I will grant you whatever you ask for.” “Please give me something that will help me to overcome the asuras,” said Vishnu. Shiva replied, “I give you this round disc. It will help you to overcome all your enemies. No matter how many demons come to attack you and the other gods, you will be able to reverse them all with this disc.”

  1. The make of Sudarshan Chakra

The Chakra includes 10 million spikes in two rows moving in just an opposite direction to give it a notched edge. The Sudarshana Chakra is not thrown. With willpower, it is sent against the enemy. It rotates very fast after leaving the finger and hunts the enemy. The chakra itself is round and has something like the points of arrows all around its edge. It has marvelous occult and spiritual power to terminate everything.

  1. Composition of the divine discus

It is said that the circle has six ribs and its center is composed of Vajra. It is believed that the words, “Sahasrat hum phat” are carved on each of the spokes. A novel explanation of the circle has been written in the Vaman Puran (82.23-26). Mr. Vasudevsharan Agraval states it as: The chakra has been labeled as the circle of time (Kalachakra). It consists of twelve spokes and six navels. The twelve spokes signify the twelve months and the six navels denote the six seasons.

  1. From the scriptures

 Many of our prestigious Hindu Vedas like Rigveda, Yajurveda, and Puranas, stated the uses of Sudarshan Chakra that it is a vital weapon of law, order and protection to abolish the enemies. Such enemies are counted variously as rakshasas, asura, and vikrutatma. As it is stated in Mahabharat Lord Shri Krishna himself destroyed Shishupala with Sudarshana Chakra, for his greedy behavior. It was also used to cut the spiritual mountain Mandrachal Parvat for mixing the ocean of milk (Samudra Manthan).

  1. Various accounts of Sudarshan Chakra

The old legends say that, when Lord Krishna raised the Govardhan mountain for support.He held the chakra below that mountain. Sudarshan Chakra was also used to create a false sunset so that Jayadrath could be defeated. However, Lord Krishna did not use it in the Bharatiya war (battle of Mahabharata) or in any other battle to kill anyone. It is recited in a Holy text of the Nath group that once Gorakh Nath had stopped the chakra.

  1. Sudarshan Chakra also created some of the Shakti Peeths

Sudarshan Chakra was also used to cut the body parts of Goddess Sati, spouse of Lord Shiva into 51 pieces after she gave up her life by casting herself in a Yagna (adoring fire ritual) which was held at her father’s place. It is said that Shiva, in sorrow, carried around her lifeless body and was heartbroken. The 51 parts of the Goddess’ body were then incorporated about in different portions of Bharatvarsha and came to be recognized as “Shakti Peeths”.

  1. Statue of Sri Krishna with the Sudarshan Chakra

The sculpture of Sri Krishna sporting the circle is impressive. It has sixteen arms decorated with the circle, a conch, a bow, an arrow, an axe, a sword, a pike, a noose, a goad, fire and a horn of a rhinoceros, a shield, a plough, a pestle, a mace and a spear as weapons. In some places, it is customary to reflect the statue sporting a chakra as that of Lord Vishnu’s.

  1. Other names of Sudarshan Chakra

In the Tamil, the Sudarshana Chakra is also recognized as Chakkrath Azhwar (translated as Ring/Circlet of God). The Chakri Dynasty, the current governing house in Thailand, is entitled after this weapon.

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