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More on the Sudarshana-Narasimha Form
Date: Wed Nov 15 1995 - 13:06:54 PST

                Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Para Brahmane Namaha

Dear Prapannas,

Dr. V. Sadagopan had a very eloquent post on the above subject a couple of
months ago. I would just like to add a couple of more points to this subject.
The following is from my conversations with Swami Rangapriya of Bangalore 
and with Mr. B.S. Srinivasa Bhattar who is currently a priest at the 
Hindu Temple at Cincinatti (sp?). Any errors or typos below are my fault alone
and are in no way attributable to the great scholars mentioned above.

The attributes of Lord Narayana include (but are not limited to) Gyana 
Pradanam, Vidya Pradanam and Pida Pradanam. Narasimha Bhagavan symbolizes
Pida Pradanam. This attribute is also shared by Sudarshana Chakram, the 
sacred weapon of the Lord. Therefore, the Lord (in the form of Narasimha)
is worshipped along with his weapon. There is a Temple in Kanchipuram
symbolizing this aspect of Sudarshana-Narasimha. There is also a Saligramam
(Sudarshana Narasimhar) in support of this fact. 

Sudarshana Chakram also has the characteristic of Papa Vinashanam. Once the 
Papa Vinashanam takes place, the "Papam" must be replaced by noble 
thoughts, words and deeds. Also the individuals or objects whose Papam is 
must realize that their thoughts, words and deeds (prior to Papa Vinashanam) 
constituted Papam. This realization and the subsequent replacement of Papam
by Punyam is attributed to the grace of the Lord in the form of Yoga 
Narasimhar. Since the Sudarshana Chakram is responsible for Papa Vinashanam and
Yoga Narasimhar grants the realization of the Papam and it subsequent 
replacement by Punyam, this is another reason for the joint worship of 
Sudarashana-Narasimha Bhagavan.

Om Kleem KrishNAya GovindAya Gopijana VallabahAya
ParAya Parma PurushAya ParamAtmane
Para Karma Mantra Yantra Tantra Oushada Astra ShastrAni Samhara Samhara
MrityOr Mochaya Mochaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Maha SudarshanAya DEpthre
JwAla ParivrithAya Sarva Dikshobana KarAya 
Hum Phat Brahmane ParanjyotishE SwahaA


Muralidhar Rangaswamy