SUDARSHANA CHAKRAM–THE DIVINE DISCUS ( DIVINE DISK) FOR PROTECTION
Tirumala, 9 October 2016: Sudarshana Chakra or the Chakrattalwar, is the name of the powerful discus weapon of Lord Vishnu and it is considered one of the most powerful divine weapons capable of destroying all evil forces.
STRUCTURE OF THE DIVINE DISCUS
The Sudarshana Chakra is a spinning, disk-like super weapon with 108 serrated edges of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala(as He is considered as one of the divine incarnations of Lord Maha Vishnu). The Sudarshana Chakra is portrayed on the right rear hand of the four hands of Lord, who also holds a Shankha (a conch shell) in his left forehand.
The weapon is created by divine architect Vishwakarma from Sun dust and the Sudarshana Chakra is described to have 10 million spikes in two rows moving in opposite directions to give it a serrated edge.
WEAPON FOR DESTRUCTING EVIL
According to the Puranas, Sudarshana Chakra is used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy. Sudarshan mantra can be regularly chanted to remove all miseries caused by enemies, for protection from unforeseen events and to keep evil entities like ghosts away.
“Om sudarshanaaya vidmahe mahaajvaalaaya dheemahi | tanno chakrah prachodayaat”
The Sudarshana Chakra may be depicted as an “Ayudhapurusha” (anthropomorphic form). He is depicted as a fierce form of Lord.
IMPORTANCE OF CHAKRA SNANAM
After having taken celestial ride on over 16 vahanams (including two rathams) for eight days, the Lord relaxes with holy snapana tirumanjanam on the banks of Swami Pushkarini on the last day of annual brahmotsavams of Srivaru. Sudarshana Chakrattalwar, who is considered as the Ayudhapurusha, is immersed in the holy waters of the temple tank on the auspicious hour on the advent of Sravana star. With this holy dip, the annual religious event comes to a grand and ceremonial end. It is believed that those who take holy dip in the waters of the temple tank along with the holy discus will be free from all illness and misfortunes.
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