Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nine chakras /Srichakram /Navaavarnam

Bhavanopanishad states that our body is correlated to the Sri Chakram:-
Description of the nine chakras in our body and their function in the Sri Chakra representing Sri Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari :­-
1. TRILOKYA MOHANA CHAKRAM (Sri Chakra - Adharam) (Muthuswami Dikshithar's 1st navavarna krithi-Kamalamba Samrakshathu in Ananda Bhairavi,Misra Chapu thalam.)
Location: the base of the spine; the first three vertebrae.
Tattva (element) : Earth;Predominant sense: Smell ;
Ruling Planet:-Mars( Solar,Masculine).
Effects of activating Mooladhara Chakra:- This Chakra represents the manifestation of the individual consciousness into human form, that is physical birth. Meditation on this chakra induces the beginnings of awareness, freedom from disease, lightness, inspiration, vitality, vigor, stamina, security, and understanding of inner purity and softness in the voice and in the inner melody.
2. SARVAASHAAPARIPOORAKA CHAKRAM (2nd krithi,Kamalamabam Bhajare in Kalyani,Adi thalam)
SWADHISHTANA CHAKRAM (Dwelling - PlaceOf the Self).
[Sixteen-petalled lotus)
Location: Genitals ;
Tattva(Element)):Water ;Predominant sense: Taste;
Ruling Planet: Mercury,(Lunar,Feminine) .
Effects of activating Swadhishtana Chakra: Centering on this chakra enables the mind to reflect the work as the moon reflects the sun. One requires the ability to use creative and sustaining energy to elevate himself to refined arts and pure relationships with others, having become free of lust, anger, greed, unsettledness and jealousy. When Lord Vishnu is visualised, a feeling of peacefulness ensues, as still as a lake. Elevation from first to the second chakra brings a lunar awareness, reflecting the divine grace of creation and preservation. Vishnu sees all the worlds and preserves the creation of Lord Brahma, he is beneficent with a countenance of the purest nature.
3. SARVASANKSHOBHANA CHAKRAM (3rd krithi;Sri Kamalaambikaya Kataakshithoham in Sankarabharanam,Rupakam,2 kalai)
MANIPOORAKA CHAKRAM (The city of gems) (Eight-petalled lotus);
Location-Solar Plexus; Navel ;Tattva (Element) : - -Fire; Predominant sense-Sight; Ruling Planet-Sun (Solar, Masculine).
Effects of activating Manipooraka Chakram: Meditation on this chakra will bring an understanding of physiology, the internal functioning of the body, and the role of ductless glands as related to human emotions. Concentration on the navel, the centre of gravity in the body, brings an end to indigestion, constipation and all problems of the intestinal region. A long and healthy life is achieved. Egotism is lost, and one achieves the power to create and destroy the world.
4. SARVA SOWBHAGYADAYAKA CHAKRAM (4th krithi,Kamalaambikaayai ,Kambodhi,Kanda Jathi Ata thalam)
ANAHATA CHAKRAM (Unstricken) [Fourteen triangles};Location-Cardiac Plexus; The Heart;Tattva (Element): Air (formless,without smell or taste) Predominant sense: Touch;Ruling Planet -Venus(Lunar, feminine).
Effects of meditation on Anahata Chakra: By evolving through the fourth Chakra, one masters language, poetry and all verbal endeavours, as well as his indriyas, or desires and physical functions. The person becomes master of his own self: gaining wisdom and inner strength. Male and female energy becomes balanced, and the resolution of the two energies interacting outside the body ceases to be a problem as all relationships become pure. The senses are controlled, and the person flows freely without hindrance from any external barrier. One centered in the fourth chakra has evolved beyond circumstantial and environmental limitations, to become independent and self­emanating. His life becomes a source of inspiration for others as they find peace and calm in his presence. Divine vision evolves with pure sound in Anahata Chakra, bringing a balance of action and joy. One gain powers over vayu the air element. And because air is formless, the fourth-chakra person can become invisible, travel through space; and enter into the bodies of other persons.
5. SARVARTHASADHAKA CHAKRAM (5th krithi SriKamalaambikaayaah Param Nahire in Bhairavi in Misra Jathi Jampa thalam ,2 kalai)
VISUDHA CHAKRAM (Pure);Location-Carotid Plexus;Throat;
Tattva (Element) : Akasha,soundPredominant sense:-hearing ;Ruling Planet-Jupiter.
Effects of meditation on Visudha Chakra: Meditation on the hollow space in the throat area gives calmness, serenity, purity, a melodious voice, command of speech and of mantras; and the ability to compose poetry; to interpret scriptures, and to understand the hidden message in dreams. It also makes on youthful, radiant (Ojas) and a good teacher of spiritual sciences (brahma­vidya).
6. SARVAAKARSHANA CHAKRAM (6th krithi,Kamalaambikaayaasthava Bhakthoham in Punnagavarali, Thisra Eka thalam,2 kalai)
AGNA CHAKRAM (Authority, Power, Unlimited Power and Command)
Location-Medula Plexus, point between the eyebrows. Tattva (Element) : Maha Tattva, in which all other tattvas are present in their ratified pure essence (tanmatra). According to Samkhya philosophy, Mahat or Mahatattva, consists of the three gunas and includes manas.
Ruling Planet-Saturn (Solar, Male) Predominant sense-sight.
Effects of mediations on Agna Chakra: One who meditates on this chakra eradicates all his sins or impurities and enters the seventh door, beyond agna chakra. This person's aura manifests in such a way as to allow all who come in to his presence to become calm. He is now tattvatita ­beyond the tattvas. All desires are basically the play of tattva and thus when one stablises himself in the place between the eyebrows he goes beyond all the kinds of desires that motivate life and impel one to move in many directions. One now becomes one-pointed; he becomes trikaladarsh, knower of past, present and future. Ida and Pingala are time-bound; upto the fifth chakra the yogi also is time-bound, but as Ida and Pingala end here, the yogi moves into Sushumna, which is kalatita, beyond time. The danger of backsliding ends; there is no spiritual reversal, for as long as he is in his physical body, he is in a constant state of non-dual consciousness. He can enter another body at will. He is able to comprehend the inner meaning of cosmic knowledge and is able to generate scriptures. The person evolved through Agna Chakra reveals the divine within and reflects divinity within others.
7. SARVAROGAHARA CHAKRAM (7th krithi,Sri Kamalambikaayaam Bhakthim Karomi in Sahana,Thisra Thriputa 2 kalai)
SOMA CHAKRAM (MINOR CHAKRA). -(Eight triangles)Location in alignment with the middle of the forehead and is the seat of Soma (the Moon), Amrita (nectar) and Kamadhenu.
Effects of Meditation on Soma Chakra:One who meditates on this Chakra and stops the downward flow of this amrita, or nector - by performing khechari mudra (khe, the ether, Chari, moving) - becomes immortal in this physical body. He is able to stop the process of aging and thus he remains very young and full of vitality and stamina. He obtains victory over disease, decay and death.
8. SARVASIDHDHIPRADA CHAKRAM (8th krithi,Shri Kamalaambike Avaava in Ghanta,Adi thalam,2 kalai)
KAMESWARA CHAKRAM (MINOR CHAKRA) Location:between soma and sahasrara chakram (a little above the forehead).
Effects of Meditation on Kameswara Chakram: He enjoys eternal bliss through the union of Shiva and Shakthi - the ultimate goal of kundalini Yoga. Khechari Mudra establishes 'Urdhvareta', enhancing the upward flow of energy, or the ability to draw the essence of the seminal fluid upward through the Sushumna Nadi. With this the Yogi is able to stay in Gagana Mandala or Shunya Mandala 'the void' that is the hollow space between the twin hemispheres, which is known as the tenth gate of the body. It is located within Sahasrara, the seventh chakra (excluding the two minor chakras)
9. (BINDU:THE POINT IN THE CENTRE) (9th krithi,Shri Kamalamba Jayathi,Ahiri,Adi 2 kalai)
SARVAANANDAMAYA CHAKRAM :-SAHASRARA CHAKRAM;Location:Top of the cranium; Cerebral Plexus.
Effects of Meditation on Sahasrara Chakram: Immortality is achieved within Sahasrara Chakram. After Kameswara Chakra, where the Siva­Shakthi union occurs, when the Kundalini is raised upto Sahasrara Chakra, the illusion of 'individual self 'is dissolved. The yogi becomes realized, one with the cosmic principles that govern the entire universe within the body. He obtains all Siddhis (powers) upto Soma Chakra, where he encounters kamadhenu, the wish-fulfilling cow within himself. He is a siddha, but has transcended the desire to manifest those wishes. According to the shastras, Sahasrara is the seat of the self-Iumniscent soul, or chitta, the essence of being. Here, Chitta is like a screen upon which the reflection of the cosmic self is seen, and through it the divine is reflected. In the presence of the cosmic self it is possible for anyone to feel the divine and indeed to realize the divinity within himself.


Shabari said...

Hello Mrs Veena Gayathri Ji,
Excellent article!!!
Even in SL, there are many verses that refer to Ambal as the Kundalini Shakti.. (you have explained the 10th verse in your blog)
In order to meditate on the chakras, and rise the kundalini from Mooladhara to Sahasrara, is there any particular kind of meditation technique to be followed? Can it be practiced independently or only through an enlightened Guru..
Is learning Reiki an equivalent to this meditation...
Kindly enlighten me on this..


Arav said...

Respected Mrs Veenai Gayathri Ji,

I read your blog on your childhood Darshan of Maha Periawal. Absolutely amazing ! What a blessed soul you are. Jai Maha Guru Maha Periawal. And your other blogs are fantastic. Just out of curiosity, what is your source of these write-ups if I may know.

Hare Krishna

alchemister said...

i got this sad news today.. Smt. D K pattammal is no more.. What a sad day!. Gayathri mam, would u like to write about this great soul and ur personal interactions with her?

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Mrs. Mythili,Thank you.For kundalini yoga meditation,it is necessary to be initiated by Acharya or Srividya Upasaka.Yes,the 10th sloka is to activate the life force enrgy,which is also the reiki energy.But the entire approach of reiki healing differs ,though the energy is one and the same.
I shall soon be posting on SL benefits and will also post on any specific Kundalini meditation slokas/methods.Regards.

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Mr.Aravind,Thank you very much.I am happy to share my experience with the Avathara of God.My source of information is varied.I have studied specific Upanishads(as mentioned in each posting),works of Abraham Pandithar,Subbarama Sharma,and may other greats like Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Swami.A few are based on my own experiments and research (ragas,nakshatras etc.)Regards.

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Mr.Kannan,I am deeply shocked by this news.Please see my latest posting.

malathi said...

Dear madame,
When I was 14 I got first I got attracted by your music I usually feel how her fingers plays around, Of course I was admirer of your beauty too, I usually admire the Santham in your face( I feel the tamil word fits than saying in english)... I was on a impresssion that you are a brilliant musicians and also had a different thinking, as to my little knowlege u where the one who brought down the songs other than the karnatic songs in veenai(am I right mam), now when I came to know that your spiritual intelligence is high and the knowledge you has about the yogic science I admire you, your language, and I am really happy that I have a guru who is multifacet and My longing goes deeper that I need to have a gurukula vasam with you.
(sorry my comment has more legal language that music language I think)

with love

alchemister said...

Dear gayathri mam,
Your posts on veena yoga and srichakra are very informative. Eventhough i am not very spritual, the esoteric aspects of srividya and tantra shastra allures me. Interestingly, about a year or two ago, i came to know that oothukkadu venkatasubbayar has composed a set of nine keerthanas in the navavarnam mode. After reading and listening to them, i just fell in love with them. The balahamsa piece haunts me so much!. I also read that there are many similarities and differences in these kritis when compared with dikshitars navavarnams. Well, as i am not an expert in this, i vaguely recall the differences in devatas that dwell in the avarnams and the differences in worship modes ( Kaadi haadhi and saadhi modes i guess). Also, from the lyrical aspect, there are explicit differences ( once again, a layman as for as sanskrit is concerned!)
I am not sure whether you are aware of this, If so, please write your views. If you are not aware, I am sure its gonna haunt you too for weeks.. may be months! may be forever!


alchemister said...

Oops, i forgot to give you the link!
THe balahamsaa piece made me to fall in love with that raga!
The mangala krithi is a very interesting one.. i shall share with you what i read later.

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Ms.Mala,Thank you for your kind appreciation of me and my music.I am touched that you contemplate of gurukulavasam with me.Thank you very much!Love,Gayathri

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Mr.Kannan,I understand your sentiments and share them as well.I will surely listen to the link.Even I am not an expert in sanskrit.Thank you for the link and hope to share more information with you.Regards,Gayathri

RAJA said...

Dear Gayathri, just as an accident i came into your blog-a treasure indeed-regarding the chakras- it would be most fortunate if all the chakras were explained with details and pictures-

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Mrs.Charu,So nice to know you have read my article.I wish I could find the photos of all the chakras.I will work on it and hopefully update this article at the earliest with photos and details .Thank you very much!Gayathri

Saranya said...

Dear Mam,

Nice to read your blog.. It has great information.. I have written some topics in my blog. Let me give link related to Devi Worship in my blog:

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Ms. Saranya,
Thank you for the appreciation. I will surely visit your blog.

vpshri said...

Respected Madam,

Thanks for the wonderful writeup. A request, the Srichakram picture that is displayed on this page is not correct according to geometry. Please refer the following sites for more information.

Request you to please use a picture of sri chakram that is correct.

Thanks and regards,
Dr. V. Prasanna Shrinivas


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