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Sudarshana, aka: Sudarsana, Sudarśana; 9 Definition(s)

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1a) Sudarśana (सुदर्शन).—A weapon of Kṛṣṇa, known as Cakra;1 reached Kṛṣṇa when Mathurā was besieged by Jarāsandha, and was used to kill Śatadhanvā;2 sent to the sun and moon to ward off Rāhu's attack;3 presented to Ambarīṣa; fell upon Durvāsa when he raised a spirit to attack Ambarīṣa who begged to spare the sage and the Cakra did so;4 a weapon of Hari, at Kāśī.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 8. 13; III. 19. 22; VIII. 4. 19.
  • 2) Ib. X. 50 11[2]; 57. 21.
  • 3) Ib. V. 24. 3.
  • 4) Ib. IX. 4. 28 & 48; 52. 11 & 12; XI. 27. 27; XII. 11. 14; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 28. 40. 66.
  • 5) Matsya-purāṇa V. 29. 17; 30. 67; 33. 35; 34. 37.

1b) A son of Bharata.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 7. 3.

1c) The husband of Oghavatī and a sage, called on the dying Bhīṣma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 18; I. 9. 7.

1d) A son of Dhurvasandhi and father of Agni varṇa (of Kuśa vaṃśa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 209; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 209; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 108.

1e) A Vidyādhara who mocked at Angirasa's ugliness and was cursed to become a reptile until released by Kṛṣṇa; when he seized Nanda, Kṛṣṇa came to his rescue, and at his touch the serpent was transformed into the Vidyādhara. He bowed to the Lord and went to his region.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 34. 12-18; XI. 16. 19.

1f) A tīrtha visited by Balarāma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 78. 19.

1g) A son of Puṇyajanī and Maṇibhadra; an Yakṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 125; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 156.

1h) A Jambū tree (see ).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 74. Vāyu-purāṇa 285. 22.
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Sudarśana (सुदर्शन) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the nine temples being a favorite of Bhagavatī. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra (branch of Hindu science dealing with architecture and construction).

Sudarśana is also listed in the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati which features a list of 52 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

Added: 30.Aug.2016 | Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Sudarśana (सुदर्शन):—The son of king Dhruvasandhi (son of Puṣpa) of the Solar Dynasty and his first wife Manoramā. He was the eldest son and brother to Satrujit. See the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 3.14 (The glories of Devī).

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According to the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa, the incarnation (birth) of the Sudarśana Cakra (as Nimbārka) occurred, in the month of Kārtika on the evening of the full moon in the year 3096 B.C.E., at the time when the grandson of Arjuna was on the throne.

Added: 01.Dec.2015 | New World Encyclopedia: Nimbarka
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1) Sudarśana (सुदर्शन):—He married of Oghavatī (Daugter of Oghavān). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

2) Sudarśana (सुदर्शन):—Son of Dhruvasandhi (son of Puṣpa). He had a son named Agnivarṇa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.5)

Added: 01.Aug.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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The Discus (cakra) is called sudarśana which means ‘pleasing-to-see’, it is usually shown in iconography with a hexagon in the center. The six points of the two triangles represent the six seasons in a yearly time cycle, in the center nave is the seed sound (bija) ‘hrim’, which represents the changeless, motionless center, the Supreme Cause. The interlocking triangles symbolise the union of the male and female elements of the Universe (puruṣa=prakṛti).

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Sudarsana (सुदर्सण): A warrior on the Kaurava army.

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Sudarshana is a King of the solar dynasty, an ancestor of Rama. His father is Shankana and his son is Agnivarna.

Added: 24.Jun.2012 | Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
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One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "Handsome Lord"

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