The personification of Sudarśana Chakra the Lord's ultimate weapon, shaped like a wheel
"O Sudarśana wheel, you are religion, you are truth, you are encouraging statements, you are sacrifice, and you are the enjoyer of the fruits of sacrifice. You are the maintainer of the entire universe, and you are the supreme transcendental prowess in the hands of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You are the original vision of the Lord, and therefore you are known as Sudarśana. Everything has been created by your activities, and therefore you are all-pervading." (SB 9.5.5)

Sudarsanan Visnu
Sudarshana Chakra is the discus weapon of Lord Vishnu/ Krishna which is usually used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy and protecting good over eveil. Sudarshana Chakra adorns the right rear hand of the four hands of Mahavishnu. This disk-like weapon consists of thousands of sharp edges and produces intolerable heat.

The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Sudarshana is "auspicious vision". It is a combination of the words "Su" which means "Divine/auspicious" and "Darshana" which means "Vision". Sudarshana is worshipped by Vaishnavas and regarded as the Deity who helps the devotees to clear the difficult path to attain the lor

     
Sudarśana Chakra - The Wheel of the Lord
                                  by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 
                                      Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.6-7 purport
Sudarśana: This wheel which is accepted by the Personality of Godhead (Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa) as His personal
Sudarśana Chakra
weapon is the most powerful weapon, greater than the brahmāstras or similar other disastrous weapons. In some of the Vedic literatures it is said that Agnideva, the fire-god, presented this weapon to Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, but factually this weapon is eternally carried by the Lord. Agnideva presented this weapon to Kṛṣṇa in the same way that Rukmiṇī was given by Mahārāja Rukma to the Lord. The Lord accepts such presentations from His devotees, even though such presentations are eternally His property. There is an elaborate description of this weapon in the Ādi-parva of the Mahābhārata. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa used this weapon to kill Śiśupāla, a rival of the Lord. He also killed Śālva by this weapon, and sometimes He wanted His friend Arjuna to use it to kill his enemies (Mahābhārata, Virāṭa-parva 56.3). The word sudarśana means "auspicious vision."

The wheel in the hand of the Lord, called the Sudarśana cakra, has one thousand spokes. The yogī is advised to meditate upon each of the spokes. He should meditate upon each and every one of the component parts of the transcendental form of the Lord. (SB 3.28.27)

The yogī should further meditate upon the Lord’s four arms, which are the source of all the powers of the demigods who control the various functions of material nature. Then the yogi should concentrate on the polished ornaments, which were burnished by Mount Mandara as it revolved. He should also duly contemplate the Lord’s discus, the Sudarśana cakra, which contains one thousand spokes and a dazzling luster, as well as the conch, which looks like a swan in His lotuslike palm. (SB 3.28.27)

Sudarśana Chakra

                                                 Satyam rtam tvam tvam Dharmas
                                               tvaṁ yajño 'built-yajña-Books
                                                    arc-Palach tvaṁ sarvātmā
                                                   tvaṁ tejaḥ pauruṣaṁ param
"O Sudarśana wheel, you are religion, you are truth, you are encouraging statements, you are sacrifice, and you are the enjoyer of the fruits of sacrifice. You are the maintainer of the entire universe, and you are the supreme transcendental prowess in the hands of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You are the original vision of the Lord, and therefore you are known as Sudarśana. Everything has been created by your activities, and therefore you are all-pervading." (SB 9.5.5)

Set into motion by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and wandering in all the four directions, the disc of the Supreme Lord has sharp edges as destructive as the fire of devastation at the end of the millennium. As a blazing fire burns dry grass to ashes with the assistance of the breeze, may that Sudarśana cakra burn our enemies to ashes. (SB 6.8.23)

Mahārāja Ambarīṣa said: O Sudarśana cakra, you are fire, you are the most powerful sun, and you are the moon, the master of all luminaries. You are water, earth and sky, you are the air, you are the five sense objects [sound, touch, form, taste and smell], and you are the senses also. (SB 9.5.3)

O Sudarśana, you have a very auspicious hub, and therefore you are the upholder of all religion. You are just like an inauspicious comet for the irreligious demons. Indeed, you are the maintainer of the three worlds, you are full of transcendental effulgence, you are as quick as the mind, and you are able to work wonders. I can simply utter the word namaḥ, offering all obeisances unto you.

The disc of the Lord is called Sudarśana because he does not discriminate between high and low criminals or demons. Durvāsā Muni was certainly a powerful brāhmaṇa, but his acts against the pure devotee Mahārāja Ambarīṣa were no better than the activities of asuras. As stated in the śāstras, dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇītam: [SB 6.3.19] the word dharma refers to the orders or laws given by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja: [Bg. 18.66] real dharma is surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore real dharma means bhakti, or devotional service to the Lord. The Sudarśana cakra is here addressed as dharma-setave, the protector of dharma. Mahārāja Ambarīṣa was a truly religious person, and consequently for his protection the Sudarśana cakra was ready to punish even such a strict brāhmaṇa as Durvāsā Muni because he had acted like a demon. There are demons even in the form of brāhmaṇas. Therefore the Sudarśana cakra does not discriminate between brāhmaṇa demons and śūdra demons. Anyone against the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees is called a demon. In the śāstras we find many brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas who acted as demons and have been described as demons. According to the verdict of the śāstras, one has to be understood according to his symptoms. If one is born of a brāhmaṇa father but his symptoms are demoniac, he is regarded as a demon. The Sudarśana cakra is always concerned with annihilating the demons. Therefore he is described as adharma-śīlāsura-dhūma-ketave. Those who are not devotees are called adharma-śīla. The Sudarśana cakra is just like an inauspicious comet for all such demons. (SB 9.5.6)
Sudarshana Chakra

The following is a verse in praise of Sudarsana from Sri Vaisnava pancaratrika texts mentioning Sudarsana inside the Sat-kona yantra:

                                       sankham cakram CAPAM parasu-
                                   masimisum sap pasankusastram
                                    bhibhranam vajrakhedau hala musala-
                                      Mace kuntam atyugra dhamstram
                                        jvala kesam tri-netram jvalad -
                                       anala-nibham hara-keyura bhusam
                                        dhyayet sad-Kona samastham
                                    immediately ripu Jana Prana samhara disk
"O great Cakra, remove the life of all our enemies. I meditate upon You, residing in the middle of the Sat-kona holding conch, cakra, bow, axe, sword, trident, noose, goad, missile, thunderbolt, plough, pestle and mace. You have terrible fangs, fiery hair, three eyes and you have the intensity of a raging inferno and You are adorned with ornaments and necklaces."

After hearing from the sun and moon demigods about Rāhu’s attack, the Supreme Personality of Godhead,
Chakradhara "
Viṣṇu, engages His disc, known as the Sudarśana cakra, to protect them. The Sudarśana cakra is the Lord’s most beloved devotee and is favored by the Lord. The intense heat of its effulgence, meant for killing non-Vaiṣṇavas, is unbearable to Rāhu, and he therefore flees in fear of it. During the time Rāhu disturbs the sun or moon, there occurs what people commonly know as an eclipse."

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, is always the protector of His devotees, who are also known as demigods. The controlling demigods are most obedient to Lord Viṣṇu, although they also want material sense enjoyment, and that is why they are called demigods, or almost godly. Although Rāhu attempts to attack both the sun and the moon, they are protected by Lord Viṣṇu. Being very afraid of Lord Viṣṇu’s cakra, Rāhu cannot stay in front of the sun or moon for more than a muhūrta (forty-eight minutes). The phenomenon that occurs when Rāhu blocks the light of the sun or moon is called an eclipse. The attempt of the scientists of this earth to go to the moon is as demoniac as Rāhu’s attack. Of course. their attempts will be failures because no one can enter the moon or sun so easily. Like the attack of Rāhu, such attempts will certainly be failures. (SB 5.24.3)


Sudarśana mantra

Sudarśana mahājvāla Koti Surya samaprabhā |
deva ajñānāndhasye viṣṇor me pradarśaya Margam ||
"O Sudarshana, great flame, as refulgent as an hundred thousand suns, lead me O Lord from 
the darkness of ignorance and guide me towards Lord Vishnu’s path."

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Sudarśana Gayatri 


Sudarsanaya vidmahe mahajvalaya dhimahi. 

Tannascakrah pracodayat.

sudarsanaya on vidmahe mahajvalaya dhimahi | 

tannaścakraḥ pracodayat ||

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Sudarśana aṣṭhottara hundred nāmavaliḥ
The 108 Names of Sudarśana Cakra

[From Rāmānujā Prayer Book]

Sri Om Amah sudarśanāya | chakra-rājāya | Tejo-vyuhāya | Most-dyutāya 
| Sahasra-bahavo | dīptāṅgāya | aruṇākṣāya | pratāpavate | anekāditya-
saṅkāśāya | prordhva jvala-10 bhirañjitāya || ||

saudāmaṇi-sahasrābhāya | Mani-Kundala-śobhitāya | Panca-Bhuta-mano-

rūpāya | Sat burn-Antara-saṁsthitāya | Faces karaṇodbhuta roṣa-
bhīṣana-vigrahāya | day-PANI-lasat-lotus-temple-mano-Haraya | srīkāra-
rūpāya | sarva-jñānāya | sarva-Oct-arcita-Prabhava | Catur-daśa-
sahasrārāya || 20 ||

chess-veda-mayāya | analāya | bhakta-candramasa jyotiṣe | Bhava-roga-

vināśakāya | rephātmakāya | makārātmane | Raks-sṛug-bhuṣitāṅga-Kaya | 
Sarva-daitya-grīvanāḷa-vibhedana-Maha-gajāya | jvala-Karaya || 30 ||
Bhima-Karma | tri-locanāy A |-VARTM until they | Nitya-Sukhaya | nirmala-
śrīyai | nirañjanāya | Rakta-mālyāmbara-dharāya | Rakta-candana-bhūṣitāya 
| Dancing-To-kṛte | Suraya || 40 ||

Giants-me-mohanāya | betraying-kṣema-painted | prajñāya | pasand-jana-

khaṇḍanāya | Narayana-jñānuvarthine | naigamānta-prakāśakāya | Bali
Mandana-to-dordaṇḍ to khaṇḍanāy | vijayākṛta A | partners from Bhavan | sarva-
mayāya || 50 ||

Tamo-vidhvaṁśanāya | rajas-sattva-tamodhvartine | tri-guṇātmane | 

three realms-dhṛte | day-Maya-guṇopethāya | avyayāya | script-rūpa-bhāje | 
param-ātmane | parama-jyotiṣe | Panca-kṛtya-parāyaṇāya || 60 ||

Jnana-Sakta-bal-aiśvarya-vīryāya | Teja-prabhāmayāya | sadāsat-paramāya 

| Pūrṇāy A | A vāmayāy | vardhāy A | A acyutāy | jīvāy A | A haray | haṁsa-
rūpāya | pañcaṣaṭ-Peter-rūpakāya || 70 ||

mātṛka-rick-adhyakṣāya | madhu-dhvaṁsine | manually mayāya | 

Buddhi-rūpāya | citta-sākṣine | Endure | haṁsākṣara dvayāya | mantra-
yantra-prabhavāya | mantra-yantra-mayāya | vibhave || 80 ||

 sraṣṭre | kriyas-pataye | śuddhāya | mantre | bhoktre | tri-vikramāya | 

nirayudhaya | asamrambhaya | mahadev-Cyr-samanvitaya | Om-Kara
rūpāya || 90 ||

pūrṇātmane | OM-karate-sādhya-bhañjanāya | AIM-eagerness | vag-pradāya |  

to vagm | p I-KAR-to-vardhana to aisvary | Air-KAR-mohan-akarada A | 
Hum Phat kṣobhan ākṛtaye | indrārcita-mano-vegāya | Dharani bhāra-
nāśakāya | vīrārādhyāya || 100 || 

pus-rupa | Vaishnava | Visnu-bhakti-dayakaya | satya-vrataya |  

Satya-outdoor | Satya-dharmānuṣaṅgakāya | Narayana kṛpa vyūha teja-
cakrāya | Śrī sudarśanāya || 108 ||


            Prayers to the Lord’s Weapons

                                   To the Sudarsana Chakra

                                          Chakram yugantanala-tigma-Nemi 
                                       bhramat samantad Bhagavat-prayuktam 
                                       dandagdhi dandagdhy ari-sainyam ashu 
                                         kaksham yatha vata-Sakho will not storyteller
Set into motion by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and wandering in all the four directions, the Sudarsana disc of the Supreme Lord has sharp edges as destructive as the fire of devastation at the end of the millennium. As a blazing fire burns dry grass to ashes with the assistance of the breeze, may the Sudarshana chakra burn our enemies to ashes.

                                               To the Club 

                                           frame 'shan-sparshana visphulinge 
                                           nishpindhi nishpindhy Ajita-priyasi 
                                           Aksha vainayaka kushmanda raksho 
                                           Bhuta-grahamsh churnaya churnayarin
O club in the hand of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you produce sparks of fire as powerfulas thunderbolts, and you are extremely dear to the Lord. I am also His servant. Therefore kindly help me pound to pieces the evil living beings known as Kushmandas, Vainayakas, Yakshas, Rakshasas, Bhutas and Grahas. Please pulverize them.

                                               To the Conchshell

                                             tvam yatudhana pramatha Lilás-seal 
                                             pishacha-vipragraha-ghora-drishtin 
                                             darendra vidravaya Krishna Purito 
                                             Hel-svano rer hridayani kampayan
O best of the conchshells, O Panchajanya in the hands of the Lord, you are always filled with the breath of Lord Krishna. Therefore you create a fearful sound vibration that causes trembling in the hearts of enemies like the Rakshasas, Pramatha ghosts, Pretas, Matas, Pishachas and brahmana-ghosts with fearful eyes.

                                       Sudarshan viniyoga mantra

                          Contemporary Mr. Sudarshan mahamantrasya rsih ahirbudhnyo.
                          Anustup chandah. Mr. Sudarshan mahavisnurdevata.
                      Color Bijm. Skti ः- am. Kilkm Ft. Mr. Sudarshan Prasad
                                            Siddhayarthe viniyogah jape.

                            Asya Sri sudarśana mahāmantrasya ahirbudhnyo ṛṣiḥ |
                          anuṣṭup chandaḥ | Egypt sudarśana mahāviṣṇurdevatā ||
                   Ram were | hum śaktiḥ | Phat Kilakos | Sri Sudarsanam Prasada
                                                 I ddhayarthe jape viniyogaḥ ||


                                     Another Sudarśana mantra

                                     K. balefire kotisurya samaprabha.
                                  Ajnanam tasyame visnormargam pradarsaya God.

                               OM Sudarśana mahājvāla koṭīsūrya samaprabha |
                           ajñānaṁ tasyame gave viṣṇormārgam pradarśaya ||


                                      Sudarshan dhyaana mantra

                           Shankhan rotating f Chapan Prshumsimisun शूलपाशांकुशाग्नीन्
                            Bibrann Vjrketu Hlmuslgdakunt- मत्युग्रदंष्ट्रम्.
                               Jvalakesam trinetram jvaladananibham harakeyurabhusam
                         Dhyayet hex head konasanstham sakalaripujana pranasanhara Chakra.

                      śaṁkhaṁ chakra ca Zapp paraśumasimiṣuṁ śūlapāśāṁkuśāgnīn
                    bibhrāṇaṁ vajrakheṭau halamusalagadākunta-matyugradaṁṣṭram |
                             jvālākeśaṁ trinetraṁ jvaladananibhaṁ hārakeyūrabhūṣaṁ
                   dhyāyet Sat koṇasaṁsthaṁ sakalaripujana prāṇasaṁhāra disk ||


                                      Sudarshan Mool Mantra 

                             Pray Gopijnvllbay Hrin Govinday Clin Srin Krishnay
                                               Paramapurusaya spirits
                               Parakarma mantra-system-device-drug shoot-sasrani sanhara sanhara
                           Ayurveda-vardha-to-mrtyormoca to the MOCA in vardha Satriani's NASA NASA
                               Namo Bhagwati mahasudarsanaya luminous flame-paritaya
                                 Srwdic-Kshobnkray'm also Prnjyotise Ft Prbrhmne
                                                  Sahasrara-am destroying Ft

                   Srima om my HRIS Klum to gopījanavallabhāy to goviṁdāy to kṛṣṇāy Paray
                                      paramapuruśāya paramātmane
              parakarma-maṁtra-taṁtra-yaṁtra-auṣadha aster-śasrāṇi saṁhara saṁhara
               Ayr-vardha-to-mṛtyormoca to the MOCA in vardha Satriani's NASA NASA
                     om namo bhagavate mahāsudarśanāya DiPT jvālā-parītāya
                   sarvadik-kṣobhaṇakarāya Hum Phat parabrahmaṇe paraṁjyotiṣe
                                               Om Sahasrara hum to svāhā


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