(Sudarshana is the holy wheel which Lord Vishnu uses as his chief weapon.There is a story that the daughter of Viswa Karma, who was the architect of the God’s, was married to the sun God and she left him because of his immense heat. It seems Viswa Karma put Sun God in a cage and churned him to reduce his heat. The heat was reduced and Sudarshana Chakra, Trishoola and Shakthi, respectively the weapons of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Subrhamnya were born out of the churning. Sudarshana Chakra is given the status of God by the followers of Ramanujacharya. He being a prime devotee is called the Chakrathazhwar. (Sage of the wheel) and worshipped by Vaishnavas and this powerful armour is addressed to God Sudarshana)
1.Sudarshana mahajwala praseedha Jagatha pathe,
Thejo raase praseedha thwam koti surya amitha prabha
1.Be pleased with me Oh Sudarshana of great luster who is the lord of the universe,
Oh shining one who has luster more than one crore suns, be pleased with me
2.Ajnana thimira dwamsin, praseedha paramadbutha,
Sudarshana namosthesthu, devaanaam thvam sudarshana
2.Oh destroyer of cataract of ignorance, be pleased oh greatly wonderful one,
I salute the Sudarshana and say You are great looking among the devas.
3.Asuraanaam sudurdasa, Pisaachaanaam bhayamkara,
Panchakaya namasthesthu, sarveshaam api thejasaam.
3.You are the cause of suffering to Asuras and fearsome to all ghosts,
Salutations to the fifth one who is more lustrous than everything.
4.Santhaanaam api saanthaaya ghoraaya chathurathmanaam,
Chakraaya chakra roopaaya, parachakrayyaya maayine.
4.Most peaceful among the peaceful, you are terrible for the cunning beings,
Oh Chakra who has the form of the wheel who is the illusory army in motion
5.Hethaye hethi roopaaya, heethinaam pathaye nama,
Kaalaaya kaala roopaaya kala chakraaya they nama.
5.Oh ray of the sun, who has the form of sun and who is the lord of all flame weapons,
Of exterminator who has the form of God of death, My salutations to the wheel of time.
6.Ugraya chogra roopaaya, krutholkkaya namo nama,
Sahasraraya sooraaya sahasrakshaya they nama
6.Who furious one who has the form of fury, salutations to one who causes fiery phenomenon,
Oh Sun with thousand rays, I salute the one with thousand eyes.
7.Sahasrakshaathi poojyaya, sahasra sirase nama,
Jyothir mandala roopaaya, jagatrithaya dharine.
7.oh most honorable one among the thousand eyed, I salute you with thousand heads,
Oh Lord who has form similar to lustrous zone, who takes the form of three worlds
8.Trinethraaya trayeedhamne namostheshtu triroopine,
Thwam yajnathwam vashatkara thwam, brahma thwam prajapathi.
8.Oh lord with three eyes and three phases, I salute you who has three forms,
You are sacrificial fire, You are the sound “Vashat”, you are the creator Lord Brahma
9.Thwameva vahni sthwam soorya, thwam vayu thwam visampathi,
Aadhimadhyantha soonyaya nabhi chakraaya they nama.
9.You are the fire, you are the Sun, you are the wind, you are the lord of all those who protect,
You are one without beginning end and the middle, Salutations to you who is the wheel of the navel
10.Jnana Vijnana roopaaya dhyanadhyeya swaroopine,
Chidananda swaroopaaya, prakruthe prathakathmane
10.You are the form of wisdom and knowledge and have the form of that which is meditated and he who meditates,
You have the form of divine joy, you are nature and soul of that which builds,
11.Charaacharaanaam bhoothaanaam srushti sthithya antha karine,
Sarveshaam abhi bhothaanaam thwameva paramaa gathi
11.You are the one who creates, looks after and destroys moving and immobile beings,
And you are final resting place and refuge of all the beings.
12.Thwayaiva sarva sarvesa, baasathe sarvam jagath,
Thwadheeyena prasaadhena Baskarosmi sudarsana
12,You are the ultimate lord for all and by you all the world shines,
It is due to your grace that Sun happens to be good looking.
13 Thw thejasaam prabhaavena mama thejo hatham prabho,
Bhooya samhara thejasthwam avishahyam suraasura.
13.It is due the greatness of your luster that the luster of my pride is destroyed,
Please reduce your luster which the devas and Asuras are not able to bear.
14.Thwad prasaadaadaham bhooya, bavishyaami prabhaanvitha,
Kshamaswa they namasthesthu aparaadham krutham mayaa,
Bhaktha vathsala sarvesa pranamami puna puna.
- Only due to the grace of your luster, I am becoming lustrous,
Please pardon all the mistakes committed by me as I salute you,
Oh Lord of all who is dear to his devotees, I salute you again and again.
15.ithi sthutho bhanumathaa Sudarsana,
Hatha prabeno adbutha dhama vaibhava,
Sasama dhaamnaa athisayena dhaamnaam,
Sahasra bhanou krupayaa prasanaa.
15.When Lord Sudarshana was prayed by Bhanumathi thus,
That one with great abode of fame reduced his wonderful luster,
And due to the wonderful action of his,
The thousand sun gods became pleased.