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I just performed a Griha Pravesam, the Hindu house warming ceremony, and I noticed an interesting Mantra that the priest chanted. The Mantra, which I assume was from the Pancharatra Agamas, was addressed to Sudarshana, referred to as Chakrathalwar by Sri Vaishnavas, the god of Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra. What I found interesting is that the Mantra addressed him as "Vijayavalli Sametha Sudarshana", meaning "Sudarshana accompanied by Vijayavalli".

This construction is usually used in the context of husband and wife. And indeed Wikipedia says that Vijayavalli is Sudarshana's wife. So my question is, who is Vijayavalli? Whose daughter is she, and how did Sudarshana marry her? And given that Rama's brother Bharata and Parashurama's enemy Kartavirya Arjuna were incarnations of Sudarshana, were their wives incarnations of Vijayavalli?

Do any Pancharatra Agamas or Puranas shed light on this?

  • One clarification here, Sudarshana's incarnation was Shatrughana or Bharata? – YDS Dec 9 '17 at 11:14
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    @YDS Shatrugna. – The Destroyer Dec 9 '17 at 11:40
  • @TheDestroyer Yes, I also heard the same but Keshav Srinivasan denied this on hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/7895/… and here also he mentioned Bharata so may be there is some other scripture which say Bharata was incarnation of Sudarshana chakra... – YDS Dec 9 '17 at 11:44
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    "VIjayavalli" as a girl's name would be close to non-existent in North India. Practically certain its a late Southern Vaishnavite concoction. Worshiping Vishnu's weapon is also I think unknown in North India, where it is simply an appendage of Vishnu. – S K Dec 9 '17 at 17:20
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    @SK Alternatively, it might show that the Pancharatra Agamas are ancient and that the methodology by which one evaluates the antiquity of a text needs to be reevaluated. – Keshav Srinivasan Dec 9 '17 at 17:41

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