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Meaning of "Vishwaksena"

Word

Vishwaksena

Sanskrit

विष्वक्सेन hi

IAST

viṣvaksenā

In General

The Kurma Purana describes Vishvaksena as born out of a portion of Vishnu, carrying a conch (shankhu), Sudarshana chakra (discus) and gada (mace) and a lotus, wearing yellow clothes. Ramanuja tradition gives very high importance to Vishwaksena. He is the Commander in chief of Vishnu Army and also the gate keeper and house keeper of Vaikunta.

The 14th Manu is also called Vishwaksena

Purana

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