All of us born in the last century think of Vishnu as Chakri. Vishnu has this sudarshana chakra also used by Sri Krishna.. and if someone has been really bad, they should watch out for it, it can take a man’s head off.
A discovery channel program actually demonstrated a weapon like a chakra that could be used for exactly the same purpose, from the Punjab Region. So I have no doubt that Sri Krishna hurled his chakra with great force and strength at that horrible s’is’upAla of no redeeming features.
sAyaNa tells us that chakri means one who accomplishes the intended goal. (kartA eva)
So Indra is ugra (which we generally think means anger, but it means one full of ojas), svadhAvAn – means strong, (svadhA is also a vedic word used during yajnas), who was born for valourous deeds (vIryAya jagnye).
Indra is narya or narahita, a benefactor of humankind.
yat kariSyan, apah cakrih – he accomplishes what he has/decides to do.
He is a protector or trAta. He enters the yajnyagruha (nrSadanam) with his rakshanas (avobhih) and protects us from mahascit (major) Enasah (sins).
- Indra : Deva or Rshi?
- Devas: Human or Divine?
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