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Story Of Ashwatthama and Sudarshana Chakra

As per this story in the Puranas, Ashwatthama, son of Dronacharya, wanted to possess the Sudarshana Chakra of Sri Krishna and add it to his array of weapons. Ashwatthama was one of the greatest archers and he had learned the art of archery from his father, Dronacharya, and uncle, Kripacharya. He had the capacity to use several rare weapons and arrows. He also had in his possession the powerful Brahmastra.

But Ashwatthama was never satisfied with what he had. He always knew that the Sudarshana Chakra of Sri Krishna was more powerful than all the weapons and arrows he possessed.

The desire to acquire Sudarshana Chakra increased day by day and finally Ashwatthama decided to ask for it.

He went to Sri Krishna and told him that he is ready to give to him all the secret weapons and arrows that is in his possession. He told he is even ready to give away his Brahmastra provided Sri Krishna gave his Sudarshana Chakra to him.

Sri Krishna smiled and agreed to the suggestion of Ashwatthama.

Sri Krishna then brought forth the Sudarshana Chakra and placed it on the ground.

Ashwatthama immediately went to take it up. To his surprise he could not lift it up. He was embarrassed and ashamed that he could not even move it a bit.

Ashwatthama realized the power of Sri Krishna and Sudarshan Chakra and left the place embarrassed.