Sudarshanacakra, Sudarśanacakra: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Sudarśanacakra can be transliterated into English as Sudarsanacakra or Sudarshanacakra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Sudarshanachakra.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Sudarśanacakra (सुदर्शनचक्र) refers to “invincible disc weapon of Śrī Bhagavān”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Sudarśanacakra (सुदर्शनचक्र) refers to:—The disc weapon of Viṣṇu. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Sudarśanacakra (सुदर्शनचक्र) or simply Sudarśana refers to Śiva’s discus (cakra), and is mentioned in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The origin of Sudarśanacakra is related in the Saurapurāṇa 37.14ff in connection with the killing of Jalandhara.—The myth of receiving the Sudarśanacakra by Viṣṇu is related in the forty first chapter of the Saurapurāṇa. As the story goes there was a severe fight between the gods and the demons in which the gods were lamentably defeated and they sought the help of Viṣṇu. The gods prayed him to kill the Asuras by Sudarśanacakra which was previously received from Śiva for killing the demon Jalandhara. [...]
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Sudarśanacakra (सुदर्शनचक्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from the Rudrayāmala. Stein 236.
2) Sudarśanacakra (सुदर्शनचक्र):—jy. Ulwar 2015.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sudarśanacakra (सुदर्शनचक्र):—[=su-darśana-cakra] [from su-darśana > su > su-tanaya] n. Viṣṇu’s discus, [Catalogue(s)]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Starts with: Sudarshanacakravartin.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.71 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 2.1.219 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 1.3.15 < [Chapter 3 - Prapañcātīta (beyond the Material Plane)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: The appearance of the Sudarśana cakra < [Chapter IV - Conquest of Bharatavarṣa by Sagara]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verses 1.8-9 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Verse 2.56 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 6 - On the Deva Dānava fight < [Book 5]
Chapter 12 - On the anecdote of Sāvarṇi Manu < [Book 10]