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Hinduism - What Is A Brahmarandhra?


(“aperture of Brahman”) An opening in the crown of the head in traditional mystical physiology, perhaps similar to the fontanel in young infants. 

Although this hole normally closes up, it is commonly thought that if the leaving soul can be guided via this aperture at the moment of death, it will bring the soul's ultimate freedom (moksha). 

The Katha Upanishad 6.16 has the oldest reference of this concept, and some types of yoga emphasize movements to aid in this practice. 

One of the acts done during cremation is motivated by the need to open this aperture. 

The heat from the fire often splits the skull, but if it doesn't, a long stick is used to smash it open in an attempt to free the soul.


The term "Brahmarandhra" refers to the Brahman's hole. It is the human soul's permanent residence.

Dasamadvara, or the tenth opening or door, is another name for this. The Brahmarandhra is the hollow spot in the crown of the head known as the anterior fontanelle of a newborn infant. Between the parietal and occipital bones is this room. 

In a babe, this part is very delicate. The growth of the head bones obliterates the child's face as he or she ages. Through this Brahmarandhra, Brahma formed the physical body and entered (Pravishat) it to provide illumination inside. 

That is how it is mentioned in some Upanishads. This is the most crucial section. It's excellent for Nirguna Dhyana (abstract meditation). 

When the Yogi splits from his physical body at death, this Brahmarandhra bursts free, allowing Prana to flow out (Kapala Moksha). 

“There are a hundred and one nerves in the heart. One of them (Sushumna) has pierced the head, and by ascending through it, one attains immortality” (Kathopanishad).

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