Sri Sudarshana Shatkam
Sri Kura narayana Jeeyar
(Sudarshana is the holy wheel which Lord Vishnu uses as his chief weapon. There is a story that the daughter of Viswa Karma, who was the architect of the God’s, was married to the sun God and she left him because of his immense heat. It seems Viswa Karma put Sun God in a cage and churned him to reduce his heat. The heat was reduced and Sudarshana Chakra, Trishoola and Shakthi, respectively the weapons of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Subrhamnya were born out of the churning. Sudarshana Chakra is given the status of God by the followers of Ramanujacharya. He being a prime devotee is called the Chakrathazhwar. (Sage of the wheel) and worshipped by Vaishnavas and this powerful armour is addressed to God Sudarshana.
Once THiruvaranga Perumal Arayar one of the Five Gurus of Sri Ramanuja fell ill and at the request of Sri Kurathazhvan , Sri Kura Narayana jeeyar who was a devotee of Lord Sudarshana composed this hymn.) . It is believed by devotees that this prayer if chanted would cure our diseases. You can hear it rendered by Sri Prahaladacharya bhattar in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRbCIpYhSv0 . You can also read this stotra with a detailed commentary in http://www.sadagopan.org/Godha/GD009_SrI_Sudarsana_shaTkam.pdf )
1.Sahara adhithya sangaasam sahasra vadhanam prabhum,
Sahasradham sahasraaram prapadheyham sudarshanam.
1.I salute lOrd Sudarshana who resembles one thousand suns,
Who has one thousand faces and who has thousands of thousand spokes
2.Hasantham haara keyura makutangadha bhooshanam,
Bhooshanair bhooshitha thanum prapadhyeham sudarshanam.
2.I salute Lord Sudarshana who is smiling , whose body is ornamented with
Ornaments such as b racelet, crown and armlets.
3.Sraakara sahithan manthram padantham sathru nigraham,
Sarva roga prasamanam , prapadheham Sudarshanam
3.I salute Lord Sudarshana, who destroys all enemies,
And cures all diseases of those who chant his manthra “Sra”.
4.Rathna kinkini jaalena Rakshasagnam mahadbhutham,
Vyapth kesam viroopaksham , prapadhyeham Sudarshanam
4. I salute Lord Sudarshana who using his tinkling sound of anklets,
Destroys in a wonderful manner the Rakshasas,
Who has disheveled hair and has diverse type of eyes.
5.Hoomkara bhairavam bheemam pranatharthiharam prabhum,
Sarva papa prasamanam , prapadyeham Sudarshanam.
5.I salute Lord Sudarshana , who is huge and is the lord,
Who removes sufferings and all sins of his devotees.
6.Phat karantha manirdesyam maha manthrena samyutham,
Shubham prasanna vadanam , prapadyeham Sudarshanam.
6.I salute Lord Sudarshana who has the form of the sound “phat”,
Which is the end of his great chant, who is auspicious and has a pleasant face.
7.Yethai shadbhi sthutho devo bhagawan Sri Sudarshana,
Rakshaam karothi sarvathma , sarvathra vijayi bhaveth.
7.Him who prays the God Sudarshana using these six verses,
Would be protected all his life and he would always achieve victory.