(Last Updated on : 14/11/2014)
Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra implies the ferocity of Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra
. Vishnu, the Preserver of the Cosmos, uses a weapon called Sudarshana, which literally means "good sight" and was used by Lord Vishnu
, when he targeted anyone out of fury. It is a spinning, disk-like weapon with 108 serrated edges. It is considered as one of the most powerful divine weapons capable of demolishing all evil. Sudarshana can be seen on the right rear hand of the four hands of Vishnu, who also holds a conch shell
in his left fore hand, a mace in his left rear hand, and a lotus bud in his right fore hand. It is said that Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra can be chanted to invoke protection and get rid of miseries caused by enemies, unforeseen events and unidentified illness.
According to Kundalini meditation
, there seemed to be some mysterious significance to the name of this mantra. When Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra is repeated more than twice, the fire automatically ignites and starts burning furiously no matter how wet the fuel is. In ancient days, Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra was often used for funeral pyres when torrents of rain occurred. The aspirants who want to learn Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra have to stand on one leg for twelve years repeating the mantra and thus attain enough energy for it to work.
The secret of the mystical power of Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra lies in the scientific theory of friction. Friction can only create fire; however, another option is to take the energy of fire directly from the sun, using a magnifying glass. Fire was often created for Vedic sacrifices by friction of the Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra chants. This chanting possesses an excess of any of the three Gunas, namely the Tamas, Rajas or Sattva. The Gunas are a crucial part of Sankhya philosophy and the Tamasic friction is depicted as argument and discord between people. This friction working in Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra creates fiery emotions like hatred, revenge, anger and violent frenzy. Rajasic friction is due to the fire of lust. Thus, the primary Gunas
are responsible for the fiery reaction of the Vishnu Sudarshana Mantra.