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Question about Shanka and Chakra

From: Srikant Sadagopan (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 10:59:09 PDT

Shashtaanga Namaskarams to all the bhagavathas:

Ive always taken this fact for granted that the Lord always adorns the 
Shanka and Chakra. The Vedas and the Divya Prabhandams purport this.

However do these texts say WHY God likes these especially the 
Shanka/Shangu(the Conch). The Chakra, as I can guess, is a powerful weapon 
that he uses to destroy evil.

In Krishnaavatara He uses His conch(Panchajanya) during the war. But has 
there been any other specific reason as to why He has liked it to always 
deck himself with it??


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