|STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA|
Kumbakonam - Chakrapani
by Lalitha Venkat
The images of
Chakrapani with 8 arms and Sudarshanavalli Thayar with a gracious visage
Brahma, Surya and Agni are depicted as worshipping the Lord.
According to legend, Surya once competed with Vishnu to decide who was
brighter. Vishnu appeared in the form of a Chakra and put down the pride
Lord Chakrapani has a third eye on His forehead.