The story of Daksha's Yajna, Devi Sati's demise is quite well known.
When Lord Shiva received the news of Sati's demise he was furious and he created out of himself a terrifying demon called "Virabhadra".
And Virabhadra did defeat Lord Vishnu and his powerful weapon, the Sudarshana Chakra.
Quoting the relevant portions from the Kurma Purana:
Yes , there is instance mentioned in Mahabharata where sudarshana Chakra has to fail to harm a Datya (Graha) called "Mandara ". Mandara was son of well known daitya Hiranyakashipu from the boon obtained from Mahadeva in fighting Indra for a million years , the war is known as devasur-Sangram. This is mentioned in Mahabharata - Anushasan ...
As far as I know, Sudarshana Chakra has many legends associated with it. I don't think it is mentioned as such in Ramayana and Mahabharata.
However it is mentioned in chapter 34 of KotiRudra Samhita in Shiva Purana that Lord Shiva gave Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu.
This chapter, named as Acquisition of Sudarshana by Vishnu reads as follows-
Goddess Chandika also used this weapon. Various deities offered her with various weapons of their choices before the fight against the Mahisasura.
All the references here are from the Devi Bhagavata Purana (DB).
Visnu then created another thousand spoked discus (Chakram) from His
own Chakra, capable to take off the head of any Asura, and offered it
We get the following invocation Mantra for Sudarshana from this PDF:
śaṅkhaṁ cakraṁ ca cāpaṁ paraśuṁ asimiśuṁ śūla pāśāṁ kuśāṁśca |
bibhrānam vajra keṭaṁ hala musula gadā kuṇṭaṁ atyugra daṁṣṭraṁ ||
jvālā keśaṁ trinetraṁ jvaladānala nibhaṁ hāra keyūra bhūṣam |
dhyāyet śaṭkona saṁsthaṁ sakala ripu-kula prāṇa saṁhāra cakram ||
I visualize ...
Actually, sudarshan chakra is a manifestation of Narayan's Ida and Pingala naadi. Shiva, the Adiyogi, taught Narayan the way to use power of these Naadis as a weapon, in the form of boon to His Tapasyaa. And as we know that these Naadis are used to enlighten the 7 chakras in body. So, one can use power of Chakras and Naadis(in Sanskrit, this thing is ...
In south India, Vel (the weapon of Karthikeya) and trishul are installed in some Karthikeya and Shakti temples (near the respective vahanas) and are worshiped but not as a god/Alzhwar like Sudarshana. Sudarshana is also called Ayudhapurusha and sannidhis for him can be found in Vishnu temples like Varadaraja temple in Kanchi and in Srirangam.
Yes, Hanuman once swallowed Sudarshana Chakra. The story is as follows:
Sudarshana Chakra and numerous other items and people associated with Vishnu had grown in pride in the Dwapara Yuga. To curb the unwanted pride of his attendants, Krishna took the help of Hanuman. The story of Hanuman Swallowing Sudarshana Chakra is part of this attempt.
Hanuman was in ...