Episode # 64 – Significance of Bhagawan Vishnu’s “SHANKA” and “CHAKRA”!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed the commencement of the next important discussion as to how all of us – Jeevatmas form tiny, yet important components of Bhagawan’s “Vakshasthala” (Chest & Heart). We’ve seen that Bhagawan Vishnu always wears the “Kausthuba” stone on His chest portion, and all of us are embedded within that “Kausthuba” stone. It is in this way, does Bhagawan gives us the respect for our ardent devotion. If such is Bhagawan’s respect for all of us, it is up to us to live up to that respect and follow the spiritual path laid down by Bhagawan. All He wants us to do is to follow whatever He says, and nothing more. Moreover, whatever He says as words of advice, is for our own benefit, and nothing is going to affect Him. Hence, isn’t it wise for us to follow what Bhagawan advises us to do? Let’s think about it as we move on with our life. 

Next, moving on further, Sage Paraashara explains how Bhagawan Vishnu is holding the “Gadha” in His hand, and this signifies our Buddhi or Intellect. Next, our “Pancha-Indryas” or our “ Five Sense organs” comprising of our eyes, ears, nose, tongue and touch – Are all controlled by the “Sathvika Ahankaara” and the “Pancha-Bhootas” (Five important elements of the world) are controlled by the “Taamasa Ahankaara”. Thus, both these “Ahankaaras” constitute the “Shanka” and “Chakra” respectively. If we see Bhagawan Vishnu, He would be holding the “Shanka” in one hand and the “Chakra” in the other, isn’t it? These two are very important aspects that we’ve to understand. In fact, we can see here that every aspect of our Sanatana Dharma has its own meaning in-depth. It’s up to us to understand the in-depth meaning and experience Bhagawan’s beauty. In fact, the “Chakra” that Bhagawan possesses in His hand also signifies our mind, which runs here and there crazily like a mad monkey. Just like how our mind keeps on wavering, the Chakra of Bhagawan keeps rotating in His hand, without stopping for a single minute. Of course, our mind is revolving here and there for all the wrong reasons! 🙂 For instance, we would start meditating on Bhagawan’s beautiful form, and it is only at this time we would remember what happened to our friend who was with us at office or at a restaurant! Our mind would immediately start thinking about that friend’s family history, etc. and would waver into some other person too! All these happen within a jiffy, and many a times, we do not have control over our mind, isn’t it? Ultimately we would have sat down to chant Bhagawan’s divine names and to picturize Bhagawan’s divine form! However, we would end up doing everything other than that! This is the power of the mind! However, Bhagawan’s Chakra is not going to be employed for all the wrong reasons. It is something that is going to be a death knell for all the “Adharma” that is happening around us. 

Thus, the point here is that, Bhagawan’s “Shanka” and “Chakra” has lot of significance, and for today, let us understand this point very clearly. We shall move on with the next important point in the next upcoming episode! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at International School of Business & Media, Pune, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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