Lord Sathrughna

Ohm Sathrughnaya Nama

Lord Sathrughna was the brother of Lord Sree Rama, and himself a hero in the famous epic 'Ramayana'. Within Hindu tradition Sathrughna is considered to be a part of the seventh avatara, in a secondary form to Rama's main. In Vaishnava tradition he is worshipped as an avatar(incarnation) of Sudarsana Chakra, the devine weapon or disc of Lord Vishnu.

Sathrughna is the twin brother of Lakshmana, born in Ayodhya to Sumitra, the third wife of Dasaratha, king of Kosala. Thus, Rama is the eldest, Bharata is the second, Lakshmana is the third, and Shatrughna is the youngest of the four brothers. Despite being the twin of Lakshmana, Sathrughna is specially attached to Bharatha, and the duo are inseparable. When Rama married Sita, Sathrughna married the younger sister of Sita named Shruthakeerthi.

Sathrughna is revered for his absolute devotion to Rama, Bharatha and Lakshmana. His performance of his duties as a younger brother is considered to be a sacrifice and superiority of character as such duties are especially hard to do in adverse conditions. Sathrughna's life symbolizes the duties of a man to his elders and superiors, and how greatly valued is seflessness in a man's character.

Sathrughna is considered a powerful warrior and the meaning of the name Sathrughna is those who kills enemies. In the war against Lavanasura who ruled Mathura and his army of Asuras, Sathrughna slays thousands of powerful demons and at last Lavanasura.

Sathrughna Temples in Kerala

Payammal Shathrughna Swami Temple

Methiri Shathrughna Swami Temple

Puzhakkattiri Sathrughna Swami Temple