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

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