Lord Krishna is considered to be the most popular God of Hinduism. The Sudarshan Chakra was as famous and mysterious as Lord Krishna’s famous weapon, Sudarshanchakra had amazing powers, Sudarshan Chakra could do different tasks simultaneously, so let’s know about the powers and characteristics of Sudarshan Chakra.
How did the Sudarshan Chakra come to Lord Vishnu?
According to the Shiv Purana, being pleased with the penance of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shankar gave him the Sudarshan Chakra, where it is said that while creating the universe, many demonic powers were also created, whose destruction was very important, otherwise the creation of the universe would have ended and these powers could be destroyed only with a special weapon, the responsibility of the execution of the creation i.e. the operations of the universe was on Lord Vishnu, that is why he needed such a weapon, which could destroy the demons, Then at the behest of Brahma ji, Lord Vishnu did the penance of Bholenath, then Bholenath was pleased and gave the Sudrashan Chakra to Lord Vishnu to operate the universe.
How was the Sudarshanchakra made?
According to Shiva Purana, Sudarshan Chakra was created by Lord Vishwakarma. Pushpak Vimana was taken by Ravana after doing penance of Bholenath, the second Sudarshan Chakra which Bholenath gave to Lord Vishnu and he kept the third Trishul with him.
According to some Puranas, both the Sudarshan Chakra and the conch shell of Lord Vishnu came out during the churning of the ocean during Satyuga, which was held by Lord Vishnu himself.
Some features of Sudarshanchakra
- Abhed Lakshya Shakti – Sudarshan Chakra had Abhed Lakshya Shaktis, which if given a target and left, it used to finish it in any condition, whether it is moving or immovable, the use of Sudarshan Chakra Lord Vishnu also did this on Shiva, when Bholenath Shakti Swaroopani was roaming in the universe with the dead body of Sati, then Lord Vishnu cut the dead body of Mother Sati into 51 pieces with the help of Sudarshan Chakra and they were scattered in 51 places of the earth. But those who fell today are known from the Shakti Peeth of Mother.
- The specialty of coming back after piercing the target – If Sudarshan Chakra was fired at any target, it used to come back piercing the target itself, with the power of Sudarshan Chakra, Lord Krishna had killed Shishupala while running in the Dwapar era.
Powers of Sudarshanchakra
- The specialty of being big and small – Sudarshanchakra could be big or small, and using its power, Lord Vishnu covered the sun as well, when Abhimanyu was killed in the Mahabharata war, Arjuna took a vow that he would meet Jayadrath before the evening. If we don’t kill him, we will take the Agni Samadhi himself. When the war started, the whole army of Kauravas was engaged in saving Jayadratha, Jayadratha was still hiding in the evening, then Lord Krishna covered the sun with Sudarshan Chakra. , And as soon as the evening came, Jayadratha came in front and when Arjuna was going to take Agni Samadhi, then Lord Krishna again removed the Sudarshan Chakra, thus both Sun and Jayadratha were visible and Arjuna killed Jayadratha.
- Kaal i.e. power to stop time – Lord Krishna preached Gita to Arjuna on the battlefield during the Mahabharata war, that too by stopping time i.e. time through Sudarshanchakra, at that time stopped for everyone except Arjuna and Lord Krishna.
Description of Sudarshanchakra according to Rigveda
A different description of Sudarshan Chakra is found in Rigveda, according to Rigveda Sudarshan Chakra is a wheel of time that can bind time within itself, with this power Lord Krishna stopped time and recited Gita to Arjuna in the Mahabharata battlefield. Preached, according to Rigveda, Sudarshan Chakra is not a physical weapon, it is a special quality of Lord Vishnu, which is possessed only by Lord Vishnu or his incarnations, due to which they used to stop time and make the enemy’s powers weak and invulnerable.
Where did the Sudarshanchakra disappear after Lord Krishna’s death?
Sudarshan Chakra was given by Lord Parsuram himself from Lord Vishnu to Lord Krishna, the last use of Sudarshan Chakra was at the time of Jayadratha’s slaughter, after that, there is no description of the use of Sudarshan Chakra anywhere, so after the death of Lord Krishna Where did the Sudarshan Chakra go after? The answer to this question is found in the Bhavishya Purana.
Kalki Avatar will again wear Sudarshanchakra
According to the Bhavishya Purana, after the death of Lord Krishna, the Sudarshanchakra was included in the proud home of the earth, when the 10th incarnation of Lord Vishnu will be Kalki Avatar at the end of Kalyug, then apart from Parshuram ji and Hanuman ji, 5 more Divine mens will meet him and they will train and then Parsuram ji will again take out Sudarshan Chakra from the pride of the earth and make Kalki wear it so that Kaliyuga’s most powerful demon Kalipurus can be destroyed, except Lord Vishnu and his incarnation no one can wear Sudarshan Chakra.