Chakras – Crown Chakra – Sahasrara Chakrum

Crown Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Crown Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Sahasrara Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Sahasrara Chakra is the abode of Lord Siva. This corresponds to Satya Loka. This is situated at the crown of the head. When Kundalini is united with Lord Siva at the Sahasrara Chakra, the Yogi enjoys the Supreme Bliss, Parama Ananda. When Kundalini is taken to this centre, the Yogi attains the superconscious state and the Highest Knowledge. He becomes a Brahmavidvarishtha or a full-blown Jnani.

The word Sahasradala-Padma denotes that this Padma has 1000 petals. That is, one thousand Yoga Nadis emanate from this centre. There are different opinions about the exact number of petals. It is quite sufficient if you know that innumerable Nadis proceed from this centre. As in the case of other Chakras, the vibrations that are made by the Yoga Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters. All the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet are repeated here again and again on all Yoga Nadis. This is a Sukshma centre. The corresponding centre in the physical body is in the brain.

The term ‘Shat-Chakras’ refers only to the chief six Chakras, viz., Muladhara, Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna. Above all these we have Sahasrara Chakra. This is the chief of all the Chakras. All the Chakras have their intimate connection with this centre. Hence this is not included as one among the Shat-Chakras. This is situated above all the Chakras.”

PROPERTIES OF THE CROWN CHAKRA:
Tantra: Adhomukha Mahapadma, Amlana Padma, Dashashatadala Padma, Pankaja, Sahasrabja, Sahasrachchada Panikaja, Sahasradala, Sahasradala Adhomukha Padma, Sahasradala Padma, Sahasrapatra, Sahasrara, Sahasrara Ambuja, Sahasrara Mahapadma, Sahasrara Padma, Sahasrara Saroruha, Shiras Padma, Shuddha Padma, Wyoma, Wyomambhoja

Vedas (late Upanishads): Akasha Chakra, Kapalasamputa, Sahasradala, Sahasrara, Sahasrara Kamala (Pankaja or Padma), Sthana, Wyoma, Wyomambuja

Puranic: Parama, Sahasradala, Sahasraparna Padma, Sahasrapatra, Sahasrara, Sahasrara Kamala (Parikaja or Padma), Shantyatita, Shantyatita Pada

Name Meaning: Thousand Petaled

Ruling Planet: Ketu

Associated Age: None

Location: Top and Brahmarandhra or above the head

Color: Colorless, Ultraviolet, White, Gold, Blue, Camphor

Kosa: Bliss Sheath or Anandamaya Kosa

Ruling God: Nityananda Shiva

Ruling Goddess: Nirvana Shakti

Day: Sunday

Gland/Organ: Pineal Gland and Cerebral Cortex

Astrological Sign(s): Pisces and Capricorn

Petals: 1,000

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: A to Ksa

Note: High B

Frequency: 493 cycles per second

Loka: Sathya Loka

Tala: Atala

Element: Origin of Ether

Crystals/Minerals: Diamond, Light Amethyst, Sugilite, Clear Quartz, Apophyllite

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): Visarga (Transformation)

Bija Bearer: Vindu

Flower(s): Sunflower, Lotus

Tarot: The Sun, The Hermit

Rune(s): Wunjo, Jera

Mantra: Hreem Shreema Hum Phut Or The: Mahamritunjaya Mantra

Opened, Gives: Wisdom, Intuition, Truth, Liberation, Oneness, Understanding, Peace, Fulfillment, Clarity

Closed, Gives: Deep Anguish, Yearning, Fanaticism, Confusion, Excessiveness

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Chakras – Third Eye Chakra – Ajna Chakrum – 3rd Eye

Third Eye Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Third Eye Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Ajna Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Ajna Chakra is situated within the Sushumna Nadi and its corresponding centre in the physical body is at the space between the two eye-brows. This is known as Trikuti. The presiding deity, Paramasiva (Shambhu), is in the form of Hamsa. There is Goddess Hakini (Sakti). Pranava (Om) is the Bijakshara for this Chakra. This is the seat of the mind. There are two petals (Yoga Nadis) on each side of the lotus (Chakra) and the vibrations of these Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters: ham and ksham. This is the Granthi Sthana (Rudra Granthi). The Chakra is of pure white colour or like that of the fullmoon (on the Purnima day). Bindu, Nada and Sakti are in this Chakra. This Chakra corresponds to Tapo-Loka. The corresponding centre in the physical body is at the Cavernous Plexus.

He who concentrates at this centre destroys all the Karmas of the past lives. The benefits that are derived by meditation on this Chakra cannot be described in words. The practitioner becomes a Jivanmukta (liberated man while living). He acquires all the 8 major and 32 minor Siddhis. All Yogis and Jnanis too concentrate to this centre on the Bijakshara, Pranava! (OM). This is called Bhrumadya Drishti (gaze at the space between the two eye-brows).”

PROPERTIES OF THE THIRD EYE – 3RD EYE CHAKRA:
Tantra: Ajita-Patra, Ajna, Ajna-Pura, Ajna-Puri, Ajnamhuja, Ajnapankaja, Bhru-Madhya, Bhru-Madhya-Chakra, Bhru-Madhyaga-Padma, Bhru-Mandala, Bhru-Mula, Bhru-Saroruha, Dwidala, Dwidala-Kamala, Dwidalambuja, Dwipatra, Jnana-Padma, Netra-Padma, Netra-Patra, Shiva-Padma, Triweni-Kamala

Vedas (late Upanishads): Ajna, Baindawa-Sthana, Bhru Chakra, Bhruyugamadhyabila, Dwidala

Puranic: Ajna, Dwidala, Trirasna

Name Meaning: Command; Authority

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Associated Age: None

Location: Just above the space between the eyebrows (Bhru-Madhya)

Color: Indigo, Purple, White

Kosa: Intellectual sheath or Vignanamaya Kosa

Ruling God: Sadashiva

Ruling Goddess: Hakini

Day: Saturday

Gland/Organ: Pituitary

Astrological Sign(s): Sagittarius, Aqauarius and Pisces

Petals: 2

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: Ham, Ksham

Note: High A

Frequency: 440 cycles per second

Loka: Tapar

Tala: Vital

Element: Ether

Crystals/Minerals: Azurite, Lapis, Sapphire, Clear Quartz, Milky Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Obsidian

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): AUM

Bija Bearer: Nada

Flower(s): Lily, Iris, Magnolia

Tarot: The Chariot, The Hanged Man

Rune(s): Ansuz, Kenaz, Isa

Mantra: Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Vichche

Opened, Gives: Clarity, Concentration, Clairvoyance, Perspecuity, Bliss, Intuition, Decisiveness, Insight

Closed, Gives: Confusion, Uncertainty, Cynicism, Pessimism, Jealousy, Envy, One Sidedness.

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Chakras – Throat Chakra – Vishuddi Chakrum

Throat Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Throat Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Vishuddi Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Vishuddha Chakra is situated within the Sushumna Nadi at the base of the throat, Kantha-Mula Sthana. This corresponds to Janar Loka. It is the centre of Akasa Tattva (ether element). The Tattva is of pure blue colour. Above this, all other Chakras belong to Manas Tattva. The presiding deity is Sadasiva (Isvara Linga), and the Goddess is Shakini. From this centre emanate 16 Yoga Nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the 16 Sanskrit vowels: aü aü iü aü uü aü çü eü eü iü eü aiü oü auü aü and aþ. Akasa Mandal (the region of ether) is round in shape like the fullmoon. The Bija of Akasa Tattva hö (haü) is in this centre. It is of white colour. This Chakra corresponds to Laryngeal plexus in the physical body.

The concentration on the Tattva of this Chakra is called Akasa Dharana. He who practises this Dharana will not perish even in Pralaya. He attains the highest success. He gets the full knowledge of the four Vedas by meditating on this Chakra. He becomes a Trikala Jnani (who knows the past, the present and the future).”

PROPERTIES OF THE THROAT CHAKRA:
Tantra: Akasha, Dwyashtapatrambuja, Kantha, Kanthadesha, Kanthambhoja, Kanthambuja, Kanthapadma, Kanthapankaja, Nirmala-Padma, Shodasha, Shodasha-Dala, Shodasha-Patra, Shodashara, Shodashollasa-Dala, Vishuddha, Vishuddhi

Vedas (late Upanishads): Kantha Chakra, Vishuddha, Vishuddhi

Puranic: Vishuddha, Vishuddhi

Name Meaning: Pure

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Associated Age: 28 – 35 years of age

Shape: Crescent

Sense Organ(s): Ears

Work Organ(s): Vocal Cords

Location: Base of Throat, top of sternum

Color: Sky Blue, Smoke Blue, White, Mixed Dark and Light Blues

Kosa: Mental sheath or Manamaya Kosa

Ruling God: Five-Faced, Sadashiva

Ruling Goddess: Shakini

Day: Friday

Gland/Organ: Thyroid, Tongue, Pharynx, Larynx

Astrological Sign(s): Gemini, Taurus, Aquarius

Petals: 16

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: am, aam, im, iim, um, uum, rim, reem, lri, lreem, em, aim, om, aum, am, aham

Note: G#

Frequency: 393 cycles per second

Loka: Janar

Tala: Sutala

Element: Air

Crystals/Minerals: Aquamarine, Turquoise, Chrysochola, Celestite, Milky Quartz, Blue Topaz, Talc

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): Ham

Bija Bearer: Elephant

Flower(s): Rose, Primrose, Violets, Alyssum

Tarot: Hierophant

Rune(s): Tiwaz, Perthro

Mantra: Shreem Hreem Kleem Aim Kamalasinyai Swaha

Opened, Gives: Confidence, Communication, Eloquence, Understanding, Singing, Poetry, Descriptiveness

Closed, Gives: Passiveness, Brevity in Speech, Misunderstandings, Harsh Speech

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Chakras – Heart Chakra – Anahata Chakrum

Heart Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Heart Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Anahata Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Anahata Chakra is situated in the Sushumna Nadi (Sukshma centre). It has control over the heart. It corresponds to the Cardiac Plexus in the physical body. This corresponds to Mahar Loka. The Chakra is of deep red colour. Within this Chakra there is a hexagonal space of smoke or deep black colour or the colour of collyrium (used for the eyes). This chakra is the centre of Vayu Mandal (region of air, Vayu Tattva). From here 15 Yoga Nadis emanate. The sound that is produced by each Nadi is represented by the following Sanskrit letters: kaü, khaü, gaü, ghaü, ïaü, caü, chaü, jaü, jhaü, aü, naü, and nhaü. The Bijakshara (yaü), the Bija of Vayu, is here. The presiding deity is Isha (Rudra) and Devata is Kakini. In the Muladhara Chakra there is Svayambhu Linga and in Anahata Chakra we have Bana Linga. Kalpa Vriksha, which gives all the desired things, is here. Anahata sound, the sound of Shabda Brahman, is heard at this centre. When you do Sirshasana for a long time, you can distinctly hear this sound. Vayu Tattva is full of Sattva Guna. Vishnu Granthi is in this Sthana.

He who meditates on this Chakra has full control over Vayu Tattva. He gets Bhuchari Siddhi, Khechari Siddhi, Kaya Siddhi, etc., (flying in air, entering the body of another). He gets cosmic love and all other divine Sattvic qualities.”

PROPERTIES OF THE HEART CHAKRA:
Tantra: Anahata, Anahata-Puri, Dwadasha, Dwadashadala, H’idayambhoja, Hridabja, Hridambhoja, Hridambuja, Hridaya, Hridaya Kamala, Hridayabja, Hridayambuja, Hridayasarasija, Hrit Padma, Hritpankaja, Hritpankeruha, Hritpatra, Hritsaroruha, Padma-Sundara, Suryasangkhyadala

Vedas (late Upanishads): Anahata, Dwadashara Chakra, Fourth Chakra, Hridaya Chakra

Puranic: Anahata

Name Meaning: Unstruck

Ruling Planet: Venus

Associated Age: 21 – 28 years of age

Shape: Hexagram

Sense Organ(s): Skin

Work Organ(s): Hands

Location: Middle Chest

Color: Vibrant Green, Pink, Red

Kosa: Vital-Air sheath Pranamaya kosa

Ruling God: Ishan

Ruling Goddess: Kakini

Day: Thursday

Gland/Organ: Heart, Lungs

Astrological Sign(s): Leo, Libra

Petals: 12

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: kam, kham, gam, gham, nam, cam, cham, jam, jham, nyam, tam, tham

Note: F#

Frequency: 659 cycles per second

Loka: Mahar

Tala: Rasatala

Element: Air, Fire

Crystals/Minerals: Emerald, Dioptase, Aventurine, Ziosite, Jade, Rose Quartz, Kunzite, Malachite, Chrysoprase, Amazonite

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): Yam

Bija Bearer: Deer

Flower(s): Jasmine, Roses (All Colors), Hibiscus

Tarot: The Empress

Rune(s): Berkano, Laguz

Mantra: Om Hreen Ghrinisurya Aditya Shri

Opened, Gives: Understanding, Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Tolerance, Patience, Balance, Peace, Contentment, Friendliness, Harmony

Closed, Gives: Fearful, Seclusion, Lonliness, Sadness, Apathy, Introversion

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Chakras – Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura Chakrum

Solar Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Solar Plexus Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Manipura Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Manipura is the third Chakra from the Muladhara. It is located within the Sushumna Nadi, in the Nabhi Sthana (region of navel). This has its corresponding centre in the physical body and has control over the liver, stomach, etc. This is a very important centre. From this Chakra emanate ten Yoga Nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters: òaü, òhaü, òaü, taü, thaü, daü, dhaü, naü, paü, and phaü. The Chakra is of the colour of dark clouds. Within there is a space triangular in form. It is the Agni Mandala (region of fire – Agni Tattva). The Bijakshara rö (raü), the Bija of Agni, is here. The presiding deity is Vishnu and Goddess is Lakshmi. This Chakra corresponds to Svah or Svarga Loka and to Solar Plexus in the physical body.

The Yogi who concentrates at this Chakra gets Patala Siddhi, can acquire hidden treasures and will be free from all diseases. He has no fear at all from Agni (fire). ‘Even if he is thrown into the burning fire, he remains alive without fear of death.’ (Gheranda Samhita).”

PROPERTIES OF THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA:
Tantra:Dashachchada, Dashadala Padma, Dashapatra, Dashapatrambuja, Manipura, Manipuraka, Nabhipadma, Nabhipankaja

Vedas (late Upanishads): Manipura, Manipuraka, Nabhi Chakra

Puranic: Manipura, Nabhi Chakra

Name Meaning: City of Gems

Ruling Planet: Sun

Associated Age: 14 – 21 years of age

Shape: Triangle

Sense Organ(s): Eyes

Work Organ(s): Legs and Feet

Location: Between Navel and the bottom of the Sternum

Color: Yellow, Orange, Gold, White, Blue

Kosa: Vital-Air sheath or Pranamaya Kosa

Ruling God: Vishnu

Ruling Goddess: Lakshmi

Day: Wednesday

Gland/Organ: Pancreas, Gall Bladder

Astrological Sign(s): Leo, Sagittarius, Virgo

Petals: 10

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: dam, dham, nam, tam, tham, dam, dham, nam, pam, pham

Note: E

Frequency: 349 cycles per second

Loka: Swar

Tala: Talatala

Element: Fire

Crystals/Minerals: Citrine, Gold, Tigers Eye, Amber, Golden Topaz, Golden Agate, Orange or Yellow Calcite

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): Ram

Bija Bearer: Ram

Flower(s): Honeysuckle, Sweet Pea, and Daisies

Tarot: The High Priestess, The Emperor

Rune(s): Eihwaz, Dagaz

Mantra: Om Namo Bhagwate Rudray Swaha

Opened, Gives: Personal Power, Determination, Drive, Will Power, Self Esteem, Energy, and Passion

Closed, Gives: Belittlement, Procrastination, Complacency, Apathy, Introversion

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Chakras – Navel Chakra – Swadhisthana Chakrum

Navel Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Navel Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Swadisthana Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Svadhishthana Chakra is located within the Sushumna Nadi at the root of the reproductory organ. This corresponds to Bhuvar Loka. This has control over the lower abdomen, kidneys, etc., in the physical body. Jala Mandal (region of water – Apa Tattva) is here. Within this Chakra there is a space like a crescent moon or the form of a conch or Kunda flower. The presiding deity is Lord Brahma and Devata is Goddess Rakini. Bijakshara (vaü), the Bija of Varuna, is in this Chakra. The colour of the Chakra is pure blood-like red or the colour of Sindura (vermilion). From this centre six Yoga Nadis emanate, which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters: baü, bhaü, maü, yaü, raü and laü.

He who concentrates at this Chakra and meditates on the Devata has no fear of water. He has perfect control over the water element. He gets many psychic powers, intuitional knowledge and a perfect control over his senses. He has full knowledge of the astral entities. Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya and other impure qualities are completely annihilated. The Yogi becomes the conqueror of death (Mrityunjaya).”

PROPERTIES OF THE NAVEL CHAKRA:
Tantra: Adhishthana, Bhima, Shatpatra, Skaddala Padma, Swadhishthana, Wari Chakra

Vedas (late Upanishads): Medhra, Swadhishthana

Puranic: Swadhishthana

Name Meaning: Abode of the Self

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Associated Age: 8 – 14 years of age

Shape: Circle

Sense Organ(s): Tongue

Work Organ(s): Genitals

Location: 4 Fingers above Genitalia

Color: Orange, Yellow, Red, Red-Orange, White

Kosa: Food sheath or Annamaya Kosa and the Vital-Air sheath or Pranamaya Kosa

Ruling God: Four Armed, Lord Vishnu

Ruling Goddess: Shrivatsa and Kaustubhamani

Day: Tuesday

Gland/Organ: Spleen

Astrological Sign(s): Cancer, Libra, and Scorpio

Petals: 6

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: bam, bham, mam, yam, ram, lam

Note: D

Loka: Bhuvar

Tala: Mahatala

Element: Earth, Water

Crystals/Minerals: Coral, Onyx, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Tigers Eye, Moonstone

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): Vam

Bija Bearer: Makara

Flower(s): Jessamine, Azalea, Fruit Blossoms

Tarot: The Moon, The Lovers

Rune(s): Fehu, Othala

Mantra: Om Namo Narayana

Opened, Gives: Peace, Inner Rhythm, Movement, Balance, Harmony, Sentimentality, Maternal/Paternal Instincts

Closed, Gives: Seclusion, Confusion, Over Indulgence, Over Stimulation, Living in Dark Places

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Chakras – Root Chakra – Muladhara Chakrum

Root Chakra

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Many years ago, I compiled the following information about the Root Chakra from various online, offline and personal resources:
The Muladhara Chakra According To Swami Shivananda:

“Muladhara Chakra is located at the base of the spinal column. It lies between the origin of the reproductory organ and the anus. It is just below the Kanda and the junction where Ida, Pingala and Sushumna Nadis meet. Two fingers above the anus and about two fingers below the genitals, four fingers in width is the space where the Muladhara Chakra is situated. This is the Adhara Chakra (support) as the other Chakras are above this. Kundalini, which gives power and energy to all the Chakras, lies at this Chakra. Hence this, which is the support of all is called Muladhara or Adhara Chakra.

From this Chakra four important Nadis emanate which appear as petals of a lotus. The subtle vibrations that are made by each Nadi are represented by the Sanskrit letters: vaü, aü, ùaü, and saü. The Yoni that is in the centre of this Chakra is called Kama and it is worshipped by Siddhas. Here Kundalini lies dormant. Ganesa is the Devata of this Chakra. The seven underworlds: Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Rasatala, Mahatala and Patala Lokas are below this Chakra. This Chakra corresponds with Bhu Loka or Bhu-Mandal, physical plane (region of earth). Bhuvah, Svah or Svarga, Maha, Jana, Tapa and Satya Lokas are above this Chakra. All the underworlds refer to some minor Chakras in the limbs which are controlled by the Muladhara Chakra. That Yogi, who has penetrated this Chakra through Prithvi Dharan, has conquered the Prithvi Tattva. He has no fear of death from earth. Prithvi is of yellow colour. The golden Tripura (fire, sun and moon) is termed the ‘Bija’. It is also called the great energy (Param Tejas) which rests on the Muladhara Chakra and which is known as Svayambhu Linga. Near this Linga is the golden region known as Kula and the presiding deity is Dakini (Shakti). Brahma Granthi or the knot of Brahma is in this Chakra. Vishnu Granthi and Rudra Granthi are in the Anahata and Ajna Chakras. (laü) is the Bija of Muladhara Chakra.

The wise Yogi, who concentrates and meditates on the Muladhara Chakra, acquires the full knowledge of Kundalini and the means to awaken it. When Kundalini is awakened, he gets Darduri Siddhi, the power to rise from the ground. He can control the breath, mind and semen. His Prana enters the middle Brahma Nadi. All his sins are destroyed. He acquires knowledge of the past, present and future. He enjoys the natural Bliss (Sahaja Ananda).”

PROPERTIES OF THE ROOT CHAKRA:
Tantra: Adhara, Brahma Padma, Bhumi Chakra, Chaturdala, Chatuhpatra, Muladhara, Mula Chakra, Mula Padma

Vedas (late Upanishads): Adhara, Brahma, Muladhara, Mulakanda

Puranic: Adhara, Muladhara

Name Meaning: Foundation

Ruling Planet: Mars

Associated Age: 1 – 7 years of age

Shape: Square

Sense Organ(s): Nose

Work Organ(s): Anus

Location: Base of Spine – Genital Region

Color: Red, Orange

Kosa: Food sheath or Annamaya Kosa

Ruling God: Brahma

Ruling Goddess: Dakini

Day: Monday

Gland/Organ: Genitalia

Astrological Sign(s): Aries, Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn

Petals: 4

Sanskrit Letters on Petals: vam, sham, sham, sam

Note: High C

Frequency: 535 cycles per second

Loka: Bhur

Tala: Patala

Element: Earth

Crystals/Minerals: Garnet, Tourmaline, Obsidian, Smokey Quartz, Jasper, Bloodstone, Unichite, Selenite, Jade, Pyrite

Bija Akshara (Seed Mantra): Lam

Bija Bearer: Airavata

Flower(s): Aromatic Woods, Resins, Saps

Tarot: The Magician, The Fool

Rune(s): Uruz, Thurisaz

Mantra: Gan Ganapataye Namah

Opened, Gives: Groundedness, Stability, Balance, Strength, Fertility, Health, Longevity, Stamina, Passion

Closed, Gives: Insecurity, Introversion, Low Self Esteem, Frailty, Insecurity, Uncoordination

Reference (With Permission)

Take the demarcation of Thirupathi as a holy place of pilgrimage; Lord Venkateshwara, the deity worshipped there is called the Lord of the seven hills, for seven hills have to be climbed before the temple is reached. Obviously the six Chakras (energy centres) and the Sahasraara are indicated here, for in Raajayoga, the supreme is revealed, only when the individual raises the vital energy – the Kundalini Shakthi – up to the seventh stage. One of the hills is named Seshagiri, meaning, snake hill. From the plains, the range gives the appearance of a snake with a raised hood. ~ Sathya Sai Baba

Again, man alone is capable of awakening the serpent-power of the life-energy that lies dormant in him as the Kundalini Shakthi and elevate it through chakras (higher fields of awareness), up to the thousand-spoked wheel on the very crest of the head. This is the uurdhwa Gathi (the Upward Path). This yoga saadhana is possible for man, since he has a straight body and can sit with his trunk and head held in a straight vertical line. Quadrupeds and bipeds other than man are severely handicapped. They cannot tap the vital Kundalini Shakthi. ~ Sathya Sai Baba