Body consists of mainly seven chakras as I discuss here. In the Netra Tantra book I have; in the introductory preface part it is written:

Muladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahat, Shakini and Ajna these six chakra contains lotus petals from 'अ' / 'A' to 'क्ष' / 'Ksha' for 50 letters of alphabet made yantra. Muladhara etc.. from this order contains petal numbers in the order 4, 6, 10, 12, 16 and 2. ie. Muladhara contains 4 and Ajna contains 2 letters. Or kundalini which is also called Chidagni or Chaitanya (Consciousness).....

This means that each petal consists separate letters (varnas) and total is 4 + 6 + 10 +12 + 16 +2 = 50 which is formed like a Yantra in the body.

What are the letters associated with each Chakra which forms this Yantra? I'm mainly wanting answers from Agamas/Tantras.

  • Have you checked Shiva Swarodaya?
    – Pandya
    Dec 5, 2017 at 15:43
  • @Pandya No, I do not have it...
    – Tezz
    Dec 6, 2017 at 2:54
  • So.this netra tantra is a KS text isnt it ? Dec 8, 2017 at 1:50
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    @Rakesh yes, it is...
    – Tezz
    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:58

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chakras have various number of petals which reflect their current. The life current in chakra is linked to its petals too. They are present in astral body.

moolAdhAra chakra - four petals - व श स ष (golden colored letters on red petals)

swAdhishthana chakra - six petals - ब भ म य र ल (with bindu, white lightning color)

maNipUra chakra- ten petals - ड ढ ण त थ द ध न प फ (with chandra bindu, color of blue lotus)

anAhata chakra - twelve petals - क ख ग घ ङ च छ ज झ ञ ट ठ (color of vermilion)

Vishuddhi chakra- sixteen petals - अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ऋ ॠ ऌ ॡ ए ऐ ओ औ अं अः (red color letters)

ajna chakra - two petals - ह क्ष (white colored)

sahasrAra chakra - thousand (many) petals- all the 50 varNa mAlA from अ - क्ष (white colored )


ShaT chakra nirupaNam

  • Is it from Shat Chakra Nirupanam of Guru Gorakhnath?..
    – Tezz
    Dec 8, 2017 at 1:38
  • @Tezz no its on archive.org. there is hindi translation also but i am not finding link. Plus its also elaborated in. Sir John woodrofe books Dec 8, 2017 at 1:49
  • Shatchakranirupanam is a Bengali Tantrik work. Arthur Avalon also has a book on it.
    – Rickross
    Dec 8, 2017 at 14:50
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    Yes it's Sanskrit but author is Bengali. @RakeshJoshi Like Tantra Sara, Shaktananda Tarangini etc.
    – Rickross
    Dec 8, 2017 at 15:56

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