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Chakrapani Vishnu – About the Chakrapani Form of Hindu God Vishnu

Chakrapani is one among the numerous names of Hindu God Vishnu. This form gives importance to Chakra or Discus of Vishnu. Shrines dedicated to this form are found in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Legend has it that Vishnu appeared as Chakrapani, in the form of Discus or Chakra, to put down the pride of Surya, the sun god in Hinduism.

The most famous temple dedicated to Chakrapani form is located in Kumbakonam.

The Chakrapani form is a rare frightful form of Vishnu. This form is worshiped to overcome enemies.
Flames of fire are shown all round the main murti.

Kings used to worship this form before going into battle.