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Re: chakram

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 06:53:49 PST

Dear Srimathi Raji Sridhar:

Regarding Your question on the meaning behind
NamperumAL's PrayOga Chakram , here are some thoughts.
I am copying other lists on my response inview of 
broader interest in your question :

PrayOga Chakram represents the assuring Bhaavam of
the Lord ready to release the Sudarsana Chakram 
to protect His devotees and destroy those
who threaten His BhakthAs and BhAgavathAs.

The Chakram will be at an angle (Parallel to
His face ) ready to travel and not at repose 
( perpendicular to HIs Face )as an AbharaNam 
or in a pose to be used in performing SamAsraYaNam 
rites . That is how you see the Sudarsanam (Chakram)
in most of the ArchA Moorthys. At NaacchiyAr Koil 
Dhivya Desam , Lord SrinIvAsan used His Chakram
adn sankham for performing the SamAsraYaNam 
rites for Thirumangai Mannan. 

Yes, there are a few more temples , where the Lord's chakram 
is in the prayOgam pose. 

"Pra" in Sanskrit is a prefix usually to verbs
to mean "forward ", "forth" , "Onward". With nouns ,
addition of "Pra" means the commencement . PrayOga means 
also hurling , discharging or releasing.

PrayOgin is is the Lord , who is engaged in
PrayOgam. He is also a PrayOjakan or
employer of such a weapon for Dharma
SamrakshaNam (prayOjanam).  

Many Veda manthrams will start with 
"pra" in the front . In Rg Vedam alone ,
there are more than hundred manthrams 
starting with "Pra". That will be a separate 
study to understand their PRAYOGAMS.

At 01:46 PM 1/25/02 -0800, you wrote:
>Can someone tell me more about "Prayoga Chakram". What
>does that mean? I heard that Namperumal's chakram is
>Prayoga Chakram. Is there any other Divya desa Perumal
>having that? 
>Pranams once again
>raji sridhar

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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