Meanings of the names of the Chakras etc

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Chakra

Granthi

Manipüra

Bhava-sägara

Anähata

Vishuddhi

Hamsa

Ekädasha Rudra Sahasrära Bindu

Ardha Bindu

Pingalä

Sus)humna

Tamas

Rajas

Sattva

Wheel, disc.

A nerve or channel of the body. Nadi- 'river' is a different word. Knot, joint, doubt or difficulty.

The Support of the Root (mula-root, foundation adhara-support)

Standing in its own place (swa-own, adhi-place, s)h!)hana-standing)

Navel, middle.

Navel, place of the gem.

Ocean of worldly existence.

Without percussion.

Complete purification (vi-complete, shuddhi-purity) Swan/ great saint.

Authority, control (spelt ajna, but pronounced Agnya- the palatal n is quiet being a nasalisation of the g rather than a n sound)

Eleven

(Name of Lord Shiva) (Sahasra-thousand, ara-spokes) (1st chakra above Sahasrara) (2nd chakra above Sahasrara)

Fierce.

Thousand-petalled Dot, spot, drop. Half Dot, crescent.

Channel of refreshment, comfort and the Spirit. Note: both the d's are retroflex and have a half r-sound.

Golden, reddish-brown.

Very kind and gracious.

Darkness, ignorance, sleep.

The realm of the sky, passions.

Truth, reality, goodness.

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The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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