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List of characters who have been able to Withstand Lord Vishnu's chakra or Shiva's Trisula?

Do the epics and Purānas mention any characters who have been able to resist and withstand the effects of Lord Vishnu's chakra or Lord Shiva's Trisula in a battle? If possible, please provide a ...
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Like Sudarshana Chakra, do any other weapons have a form?

The Sudarshana Chakra is said to have a form somewhat: Like the Sudharshana Chakra, do any other weapons also have an anthropomorphic form? What, if any, scriptures mention this?
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is the Sudarshana Homam of relatively recent Gaudiya Vaishnavite origin?

the words are Sri sudarshana Mula mantraha Om Shreem Hreem Kleem krushNaaya GovinDaaya Gopeejana vallaBhaaya, paRaaya paramapuruShaaya paraMaatmane! parakarma mantra yantra tantra oushadha astra ...
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Does Sudarshana Chakra also have an anthropomorphic form?

Who is Vijayavalli, wife of the Sudarshana Chakra? Does Sudarshana also have a human form? Is Sudarshana Chakra equated to Brahman? Ideally, I would like an answer from Canonical Sanskrit scriptures ...
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Does scripture say that the Sudarshana Chakra is a deity?

Srivaishnavite temples have Sudarshana Chakras that are worshiped. Is there a scriptural basis for that? Does any other sect worship the Sudarshana Chakra?
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Who is Vijayavalli, wife of the Sudarshana Chakra?

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 ...
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Why did Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra incarnate as Parashurama's enemy Kartavirya Arjuna?

Most people only know about Kartavirya Arjuna as the thousand-armed king who was the villain of the story of Vishnu's incarnation Parashurama. Kartavirya Arjuna stole the divine cow Kamadhenu from ...
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When was Ravana hit by the Sudarshana Chakra?

[Note: To be clear, I am not asking why Ravana wouldn't be harmed or killed by the Sudarshana Chakra; that's obvious. I'm asking why and under what circumstances Vishnu launched the Sudarshana Chakra ...
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