A chakram is a throwing weapon originating from India. It is notable for being circular in shape with a razor-sharp outer edge. A chakram is typically 12–30 centimetres (4.7–11.8 in) in diameter. A chakram could also be used as hand-to-hand weapon.
The chakram is closely associated with Vishnu, the Preserver in Hindu mythology. Vishnu is often depicted holding a chakram in his right back hand. The chakram represents Vishnu's role in keeping the cosmic equilibrium by fighting evil.