What is Vishnu / Sudarshan Chakra?

Sudarshan Chakra is an uncommon weapon utilized by Lord Vishnu. It is a turning, circle-like weapon and has 108 serrated edges. 

Truth be told, the Sudarshan Chakra is the solitary heavenly weapon that is continually moving. It could perform a huge number of revolutions consistently and can travel a few million yojanas (1 Yojana = 12 km) at the actual squint of an eye. It isn’t tossed, yet with the resolution, it is sent against the adversary. 

Lord Vishnu

What is the meaning of Sudarshan Chakra 

Your word Sudarshan Chakra is made out of two Sanskrit words, “Su” + “Darshan” which means propitious (Su) vision (Darshan). The word Chakra is derived from ‘chruhu’ which means development and ‘krupuk which means to do. Along these lines, Chakra implies what is versatile. 

Ruler Vishnu is depicted holding the Chakra in his correct backhand of the four hands. Master Vishnu decorates the Sudarshan Chakra as his forefinger like a ring. He additionally holds a Shankha (conch shell), a Gada (mace), and a Padma (lotus) in his different hands. 

In the Vedic time frame, the Sudarshan Chakra was viewed as Lord Vishnu’s image of the wheel of time. Nonetheless, by the late middle age time frame, Sudarshan Chakra arose as “Ayudha Purush” addressing a furious type of Lord Vishnu and was viewed as the weapon of the obliteration of the foes. 

The origin of Sudarshana Chakra 

There are different ways of thinking regarding the production of the heavenly plate. A few sacred texts say that it was made by the consolidated energy of Brahma, Vishnu, and  Mahesh, and Brahaspati, the Guru of the divinities, gave the plate to Lord Vishnu. Different sacred writings express that Sri Krishna secured it from the demi divine beings (devata manual). According to the Mahabharata, Krishna and Arjun helped the fire ruler (Agnidev) in consuming the Khandav timberland. Consequently, He gave Krishna a disk and a Koumodaki mace.

The Composition of Sudarshan Chakra 

The Sudarshan Chakra has twelve spokes and six navels. Its middle is made out of “Vajra.” It is said that the words “Om Sahasrara murmur phat” are recorded on every one of its spokes. 

The twelve spokes of Sudarshan Chakra are accepted to address the year of the Hindu Lunar schedule just as the twelve divinities (Som, Indra, Varun, Vayu, Agni, Vij, Mitra, Indra, Prajapati, and so on) The six navels address the six seasons. 

Different Parts of Sudarshan Chakra 

The steady center part: They are named Bhruvi (correspondence), Bhag (brilliance), Sampada (nectar of nourishment), and Nirdesh (speed). 

The spokes: comprises 27 ladylike standards made from Prajapati. It contains yogini Panchak – the five grandiose components. It is past all limitations of bearing and time. 

These inestimable components are portrayed as: 

  • Yogini 
  • Lakshmi 
  • Narayani 
  • Murdhini 
  • Sandra 

The Parish (outskirts): It has eight manly standards. 

  • Aditya 
  • Varuni 
  • Juhu 
  • Narayan 
  • Nevada 
  • Gandhi 
  • Mahesh 

Size: It is little to the point that it tends to be kept on the tip of a leaf of a Tulsi plant and simultaneously it is enormous to such an extent that it can cover the whole universe. 

Features of the Sudarshan Chakra 

  • Whenever it is delivered, the Sudarshan Chakra obliterates the adversary and returns to the person who used it. 
  • Even after its delivery, the Sudarshan Chakra stays in unlimited oversight of the person who employed it. 
  • The Chakra picks the Shunya Marg (way of zero pressure nature) for voyaging and subsequently can reach anyplace inside a second. 
  • It speeds up when presented with a deterrent. It is called “Hansagati.” 
  • It is soundless/quiet. 
  • It has a colossal ability to annihilate everything.
Hindu God Vishnu

Legends behind the origin of Sudarshan Chakra 

Since the word Sudarshana, all things considered, signifies “vision of which is promising”. Master Sudarshana is by and large loved during Holy Yagyas to avert negative energies or vibrations. Different legendary stories describe how this heavenly weapon appeared. One such legend says that Sudarshana Chakra was made by the engineer of divine beings, Vishvakarma. Viswakarma’s girl Sanjana was hitched to Surya, the Sun God. Be that as it may, because of the Sun’s bursting light and warmth, she couldn’t go close to him. 

Made of Sun Dust 

She grumbled to her dad about this. Viswakarma took the Sun and made him sparkle less with the goal that his little girl could carry on with an ordinary wedded life. The leftover Sun “dust” was gathered by Viswakarma and he made three heavenly things out of it. The first was the popular airborne vehicle Pushpaka Vimana, the second being the Trishula (Trident) of Lord Shiva, and the third was the Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu.


The name of the disc was the Sudarshana Chakra. At the point when Lord Krishna took manifestation, Vishnu gave him this chakra, because Krishna was the exemplification of Vishnu. Krishna could promptly utilize the chakra whenever; it was his property. Sri Chaitanya additionally utilized the Sudarshana Chakra a couple of times. He had the option to conjure it and it would come to him. At the point when he needed to murder Jagai and Madhai, for instance, he summoned it. These two hoodlums saw it coming from Heaven and turned out to be incredibly scared. Before it contacted them, they gave up to Sri Chaitanya. 

The Sudarshana Chakra isn’t tossed. With resolution, it is sent against the adversary. It turns incredibly, quick after leaving the finger, and pursues the adversary. The chakra itself is round and has something like the marks of bolts all around its edge. It has a huge mysterious and profound ability to obliterate everything. No one can remain against the Sudarshana Chakra.

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