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Vishuddha, The Throat Chakra

Vishuddha

The Center of Purification or Bharati Sthana – The Center of Speech.

~ Sanskrit meaning ~
Visha: poison or impurity
Shuddhi: purification

#5 The Throat Chakra

Location: Throat Region
Bija Seed Sound: Ham
Element: Space/Akasha
Sense: Sound
Color:
Light Blue (Western)
Violet (Yogic Texts)
Deities: Panchavaktra Shiva (the five headed Shiva) and His consort Shakini Shakti (the bestower of the highest knowledge)

Symbols

  • Purple Lotus Flower with sixteen petals in the center of the flower is a drop of Nectar. These 16 Petals represent 16 out of the 24 Siddhis which are 16 mystical attainments we can develop when we purify our ego and move towards our Divine Nature.
  • A Peaceful Elephant called Airavata
  • A Half Moon as the number 16 refers to the sixteen phases of the Moon.
  • The Moon is Soma – The Nectar.

Other Sanskrit Meanings
A) Bharati Sthana is the Abode of Bharati the Goddess of Speech, She is a manifestation of Goddess Saraswati Devi
B) Vishuddhikaya Chakra meaning “Center of Nectar”

In Swadhisthana Chakra a deep Churning of the Ocean of Consciousness began, but here in the centre of our Throat Chakra that battle between the Good and Evil, Divine and Demoniac suggests that as they churned the primordial ocean representing the world and the mind, a poison rose to the surface.

This poison was destructive and a merciful elevated God, Shiva the Lord of Compassion, drank the poison holding it in his throat. This throat turned blue and Shiva, therefore, gets his name Nilakantha, Blue Throated Lord.

This internal poison and the Divine Nectar are simultaneously created.
If one has the awareness and function at the level of this Chakra one can absorb the negative poisons and transform it into blissful nectar.

This nectar is the food of the Gods, The Ambrosia and the Amrita the Elixir of Life. It is also known as Soma, The Divine Nectar of Immortality, and Madya as the Tantrics and Sufi’s speak about the “Sweet Wine” or “The Wine of Bliss”.

Within Christianity, Christ says
“But whoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” John 4:14

Vishuddhi Chakra Center is where we purify our lower natures and begin to live as a peaceful being living compassionately.

It is the threshold of Truth and Self Realization.

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