My friend told me that Lord Rama's brother Shatrughna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra. Is this real?

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    I think Bharata is an incarnation of the Sudarshana Chakra and Shatrughna is an incarnation of the Panchajanya Shankha. Commented Jul 25, 2015 at 6:56
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    According to this wiki page, Shatrughna is supposed to be the reincarnation of Vishnu's sacred conch.
    – Aby
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 8:57
  • bharathan is incarnation of sudharsana chakra lakshmanan is incarnation of adhiseshan (5 headed snake) chathrugnan is incarnation of panchajanya sangu
    – user5266
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 11:05
  • Shatrugan was the chakra and Barath was the sanku
    – Sri
    Commented Nov 5, 2016 at 19:34

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Quoting from this chapter of the Padma Purana where Lord Shiva is describing about the various avataras of Lord Vishnu to Goddess Parvati:

Describing about Sri Ram’s incarnation Lord Mahadeva told Parvati–‘Once, Swayambhuva Manu had expressed his desire of having Lord Vishnu as his son to which Lord Vishnu had agreed....

Continuing with the tale of Sri Ram, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati–Dasharath requested Vashishth to perform the Jaatkarm Sanskar of Sri Ram. In course of time Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharat–an incarnation of Panchajanya conch. Similarly, Sumitra gave birth to two sons–Laxman and Shatrughan. Laxman was the incarnation of Sheshnag while Shatrughan was the incarnation of Sudarshan Chakra.

  • That link is to an abridged summary of the Padma Purana. You should instead cite the unabridged translation of the Padma Purana given in my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/792/36 Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 14:12
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    Why? what's wrong with this source?It gives the answer correctly and its a reliable source as well, anyways finding the exact page from your given link might take a lot of time.
    – Rickross
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 15:08
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    Yeah, your link is certainly a reliable enough source for the standards of this site. I'm just saying it would be better if you gave an actual citation to the Padma Purana. Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 15:18

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