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Symbolism of Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu – Symbolic Meaning of Discus or Sudarshan Chakra

Sudarshana Chakra or discus is the most powerful weapon in the possession of Hindu god Vishnu. There is deep symbolic meaning attached to Sudarshan Chakra. We might think Vishnu’s Sudarshan Chakra is for vanquishing enemies and evil forces like demons. However, the chakra is set into motion to eliminate internal enemies of human beings such as anger, lust and greed and to help them achieve bliss on earth. Here is a look at the various symbolism of Sudarshana Chakra. As per Vamana Purana Sudarshana is Kala Chakra. It had twelve spokes representing twelve months. These twelve spokes are presided by twelve deities. The central nave of the discus represented six seasons. As per Vishnu Purana, the Sudarshana Chakra symbolizes extremely agile mind which can defeat even wind. Some scholars are of the view that it is the luminous disk of sun itself.

Story Of Kaikasi In Ramayana - Mother Of Ravana

Kaikasi was the beautiful daughter of Sumali, who was a Rakshasa chieftain. Her father asked her to take Sage Vishravas as her husband so that she can have strong and powerful children. Sumali and other rakshasas were thrown out of Lanka and they returned only after they agreed to accept Kubera as the king of Lanka. Kubera was the son of Sage Vishravas. Kaikasi obeyed her father’s orders and reached to the ashram of Sage Vishravas on an evening. The sage was preparing for evening prayers and yajna. The sage soon realized that she has arrived with the intention of getting married him. He asked Kaikasi to wait for an opportune time, as lovemaking in the evening will produce violent offspring. However, Kaikasi was adamant. The sage then fulfilled her desire. She then stayed with the Sage Vishravas. Kaikasi then gave birth to Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Surpanakha and Vibhishana.

Akha Teej 2024

Akha Teej is the popular name of Akshaya Tritiya in Northern and Western parts of India . Akha Teej 2024 date is May 10. Akha Teej is observed on the third day after the Amavasya day in Vaishaka month (April – May) as per the traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India . As per Hindu Astrology, the day is highly auspicious day because the sun and moon are believed to be at their best position and shower brilliance on earth. Today, Akha Teej is the most anticipated day by many people to invest in property and gold. It is believed that any investment or relationship begun on the day will be long lasting. ‘Akshaya’ means eternal or that which never diminishes. The day is also highly auspicious from spiritual point of view as it is the day when Lord Parshuram (sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu) appeared on earth. Chandan yatra is held in Jagannath Temples on the day. The once in a year Charan darshan of Lord Krishna at the Banke Bihari Temple takes place on Akha Teej.