Can a Guru do the job of raising kundalini for the upAsakA?I know many won't do it,but is it possible?

  • (Perhaps this is a nitpick, but I wouldn't call it the guru's "job" to do this.)
    – user9440
    Jul 10, 2020 at 20:40
  • @Brahadeesh You may want to read this: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/54912392#54912392
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 11, 2020 at 7:38
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    possible, but can lead to disastrous consequences if the person is not ready to handle. It is why many that can do not. Jul 12, 2020 at 6:31
  • @TheLittleNaruto Interesting, I did not know that! However, I'm still not sure whether that is an argument in favour of using the word "job" to describe that particular action.
    – user9440
    Jul 12, 2020 at 8:29
  • @Brahadeesh Now I understood your concern. Yes definitely it's not his "job".
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 12, 2020 at 9:41

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The moment the disciple receives Mantra Upadesham, his (or her) Kundali is awakened from the sleep it was in prior to the initiation.

This is in fact the very purpose of Mantra Diksha to awaken the Kundali and to purify it.

Shri ChadikovAcha ----

mantra-dhArana-mAtrena tatkshanAt tanmayo bhavet |
jivAtmA kundali-madhye pradipakalika yathA ||

Shri ChandikA said---- The moment the disciple receives the Mantra, the Kundalini (the Jiva within the Kundalini) is awakened like a lamp's wick.

Shri MAtrikA Bheda Tantra; Patala 14; Verse 1.

As long as the Upashaka's Kundali is still in slumber there is no scope of any kind of spiritual upliftment or perfection (neither Siddhi nor Sadgati).

And, since Mantra Diksha serves the purpose of arousing the Kundalini Shakti from sleep, it is considered as the first step towards any kind of spiritual progress which ultimately ends with final liberation.

So, the short answer is, the SathGuru awakens the disciple's Kundalini at the moment of initiation itself.

It is also possible for a SathGuru to completely awaken the Kundalini Shakti of the disciple at the moment of Diksha and can even move it up till the highest Chakra i.e. the Sahsrara Chakra.

This is possible through Shaktipat (or the transfer of energy that happens due to the Guru's grace).

On the topic of Shaktipat there is an answer already.

In it you will see about three kind of initiations being talked about --- Sparsha, Drik and Manas.

SparshakhyA Devi DriksangyA MAnasAkhyA Maheswari |
KriyAyAsAdirahitA Devi DeekshA TridhA SmritA ||

O Devi, O Maheswari, Sparsha, Drik and Manas --- Dikshas are of these three kinds. In these three Dikshas elaborate rituals (Ayasha and Kriya) are not needed.

Kularnava Tantram, Chpater 14, Verse 34.

Among these three, during the Manasa Diksha, the Guru helps pierce the disciple's Shat Chakras and move his Kundalini upwards.

This is also known as Manasa Deeksha or Mano Deeksha or the Vedamayi Deeksha. (Manas is mind). Here the Guru meditates on the Kulakundalini Shakti which is situated within the four petaled lotus in the disciple's Muladhara Chakra. And meditating thus, he moves the Shakti upwards by piercing the Shatchakras and unites it with Shiva, who is in the Sahsrara Chakra. By doing so, by the Guru's order, the disciple gets rid of the three Pashas namely Sahaja, Agantuka and Sangsagika. The disciple is then filled with Shivatva and becomes like no other than the supreme Shiva. This Deeksha is considered as the one to give the quickest results among all and also as the most fruitful among all Shaktipat Deekshas.

So, it is very much possible for SathGurus.


Actually,this is not mentioned in any yoga upnishads,or any prominent texts of kundalini yoga , However most of mass believe that this is actually possible,and some traditional stories also talk about that ,this method of raising kundalini by mercy of qualified guru is often called as ShaktipAth

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  • How a shishya will. Come to know that, his kundalini has awakened. What are those symptoms in his/her body that signals, his kundalini awakening has happened?.. is it kind of a vibration happening in his/her body? Or he/she is able to listen Goddess's ghungroo (Chilanka) sound? Or he/she understands what birds talking to each other? When he enters a room, he feels, someone else is also in that room? Narayan dutt shrimali ji has mentioned, in a youtube video, something abt ghungroo /goddesss presence in the room, when he talks abt Ugra Tara Upasana/Sadhana.. is that true?
    – samolpp2
    Jul 11, 2020 at 16:21

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