Sunday, March 03, 2019

Sudharsanana Puja

The Sudharshana Chakra is said to have originated from extra shavings from Surya, the Sun God. Vishvakarma toned down the Sun’s brilliance a bit at the request of his daughter, Sanjana, who was the Sun’s wife as Surya’s blazing heat and light were preventing her hugging him. From this extra “Sun dust”, Vishvakarma created a few powerful golden objects, including the Sudharshana Chakra. This weapon is said to have 108 serrated edges. The brilliance of the Sudharshana Chakra is said to be “like a million million suns. Lord Vishnu is often portrayed holding the Sudharshana in one of his hands.
        Sudarshana Puja and Japam is performed to alleviate sufferings of any kind. It invokes the energy of Sudarshana, the Disc of Vishnu, to overcome enemies and sufferings. Performance of the Sudarshana Japam grants the performer health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Maha Sudarshan Puja is believed to remove negative energies, destroys evil forces and minimize the bad planetary effects.