Divine Secrets of Vishnu’s Power WeaponAugust 17, 2016
“O ye who wish to gain realization of the Supreme Truth , utter the name of “Vishnu” at least once in the steadfast faith that it will lead you to such realization.” – Rig Veda, V.I.15b.3
The ancient text of the Bhavishya Purana predicted the preeminence of Lord Vishnu in the modern ages (also known as Kali yuga). Vishnu’s followers would hail him as the preserver and protector of the Vedic religion. Among the Hindu Trinity of Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara (Shiva), Krishna bears the powerful disk-shaped weapon that kills even the most potent enemy. This is the Sudarshan Chakra.
Chanting the Sudarshana Ashtakam mantra over a fire ritual is a Vedic technology which accesses Vishnu’s spiritual weapon, using it either to eliminate your enemies or fortify your life with its powerful vibrations. This mantra showers praise on this weapon by addressing it as deity named Sri Sudarshana, and hails the powers that it unfolds. Praying to Sudarshana is invokes the powers of Narayana or Vishnu.
Sudarshan Chakra is a weapon with conscience that destroys evil forces to establish justice
The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Sudarshan is “auspicious vision.” When hurled at an enemy, Vishnu’s weapon slices through the air like a disc of blazing fire with a tremendous amount of power or force. It can even search for its enemy in all four directions and burn into ashes. Therefore, this weapon is the protector of Dharma and justice among mankind.
In the popular story of the Churning of the Ocean, Vishnu used his weapon against the demon RahuKetu who drank the amrita, or elixir of life, in disguise. After that, the demon became the two snake planets that we know so well in Vedic astrology as Rahu and Ketu. Lord Krishna who incarnated as the avatar of Vishnu used Sri Sudarshan to kill the demon king Sisupal in the battlefield of Mahabharata.
Sudarshan Chakra holds vibrations that strengthen body, mind, and soul
In the Nrisimha Upanishads, Brahma explains how one can benefit by this great weapon. In the center of it are letters of the mantra “Aum” and “Kshroum,” which represent Lord Narasimha, another incarnation of Vishnu. The 6-petal chakra holds the 6-letter mantra “Sahasrara Hum Phat,” the 8-petal chakra holds the 8-letter mantra “Aum Namo Narayanaya,” 12-petal chakra has the mantra “Aum Namo Vasudevaya,” 16-petal holds six root mantras “Am,” “Aam,” “Em,” so on, and on 32 petals the mantra “Narasimha Anushtup Mantra Raja” is written. One who chants the 32-letter mantra will control fire, wind, water, the Sun, the Moon, planets, and all evils.
The creation of Sudarshan Chakra adds strength to your prayers
The Shiva Purana relates how Vishnu once tried to kill sage Dadhichi with his Sudarshan Chakra, but the Chakra refused to do. Because the weapon was gifted to Vishnu by Shiva, it refused to kill the sage who was a devotee of Shiva.
Once when demons had begun to overpower the Gods, they sought the help of Vishnu. To acquire a powerful weapon to kill them, Vishnu began to worship Shiva by offering one thousand lotus flowers and chanting the Shiva Sahastranamavali mantras. During this process, Vishnu noticed that one of the flowers was missing, Vishnu then offered his own eyes to make up for the missing lotus. Impressed by his exceptional devotion, Shiva appeared before Vishnu to grant a boon. Vishnu asked for the divine Sudarshan Chakra so that he could vanquish the demons.
The Vishnu Purana relates how the heaven’s architect Vishwakarma created this weapon from shreds of fire from the Sun. Therefore, the Sudarshan Chakra is considered to be a thousand-spoked blazing disc containing all of the power of the Sun.
Chant this powerful Gayatri Mantra for Sudharshana anytime:
“Om Sudarshanaya Vidmahe
Tanno Chakra Prachodayat”
Blessings of the Sudarshana Homa
This homa, or fire lab, not only helps in overpowering enemies and evil-minded Asuras, but removes evil thoughts from entering your mind. Praying to Sudarshana brings knowledge, power, and strength to succeed in goals. The wealth, heroism, and effulgence that follows after uprooting fears and diseases from a devotee bringing victory and fulfills one’s wishes.
This homa is performed during the 11th Moon phase (Ekadashi), the 12th (Dwadashi), as well as during Full Moon (Poornima) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, during the Mercury hours, or Budha horas, which are considered favorable to perform this powerful ritual.
Harness the power of Vishnu’s power weapon, sign up for the Sudarshana Fire Lab.