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Hinduism - What Is The Manipura Chakra?


The manipura chakra is one of the six psychic centers (chakras) thought to exist in the subtle body, according to several schools of yoga and tantra, a secret ritual-based religious practice.

The subtle body is an alternative physiological system that exists on a separate level of reality than coarse matter yet is related to it.

The six psychic centers are shown as multi-petaled lotus flowers that run approximately parallel to the spine and are joined by three vertical channels.

Each chakra has symbolic connotations with various human capabilities, numerous subtle elements (tanmatras), and various seed syllables (bijaksharas) derived from Sanskrit alphabet letters, including all holy sound.

The corporeal abodes of Shiva (consciousness) and Shakti (power), the two divine principles through which the whole cosmos came into existence, are located above and below these centers.

The homology of macrocosm and microcosm, a key Hindu belief from the time of the mystical books known as the Upanishads, is the basic premise underpinning the concept of the subtle body.

The manipura chakra is the third of the six chakras, which are generally enumerated from the bottom up.

It's shaped like a ten-petaled lotus and is positioned around the navel.

Each petal contains a seed, in this example the retroflex consonants "dha" to "pha." The manipura chakra is said to be the body's seat for the subtle element of fire, whose strength is said to aid digestion.

See Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe), Shakti and Shakta, 1978, and Philip S. Rawson, The Art of Tantra, 1973, for further details.

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Hinduism - What Is A Mandala?

 "Mandala" means "circle" in Sanskrit.

A word having diverse meanings in different situations, as with many Sanskrit phrases.

It may refer to an area in the context of geography, such as the Braj region, which is known as the Braj Mandala.

Mandala refers to both the group of followers and the form of the dance itself in the ras lila, the circular dance between the deity Krishna and his devotees (bhakta).

By extension, a mandala may refer to any collection of people, however it is usually associated with individuals who have gathered for a serious religious purpose.

Mandala refers to a symbolic graphic used as an aid to meditation, a ritual accessory, or a symbolic road map of the spiritual search in the hidden ritually based religious practice known as tantra.

The word mandala is primarily associated with Buddhist tantra in this particular literature, although Hindu tantrikas use the terms yantra and chakra more often.

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The Vishuddha Chakra is located at the base of the throat, in the Sushumna Nadi, Kantha-Mula Sthana. This is the same as Janar Loka. It is the Akasa Tattva (ether elementcore. )'s The Tattva is a brilliant blue color. All other Chakras are under Manas Tattva's power.

Sadasiva (Isvara Linga) is the presiding deity, and Shakini is the Goddess. 16 Yoga Nadis, which resemble lotus petals, emanate from this center. 

The 16 Sanskrit vowels are used to describe the vibrations formed by the Nadis: —Aö A:ö Eö Iö uö Uö?ö @ö ;ö =ö Oö Oö A:ö A:ö A:ö A:ö AH (aü àü iü uü ü çü éü ü ü eü aiü oü auü aü and a). The fullmoon-shaped Akasa Mandal (ether region) is round in form. 

This is where the Akasa Tattva hö (haü) Bija can be found. It is white in color. In the human body, this Chakra corresponds to the Laryngeal plexus.

Akasa Dharana is the practice of concentrating on the Tattva of this Chakra. While in Pralaya, whoever practices this Dharana will not perish. 

He achieves the greatest level of achievement. Through meditating on this Chakra, he gains complete knowledge of the four Vedas. He evolves into a Trikala Jnani (one who has knowledge of the past, current, and future).

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