The Qualities and Symbols of the Mūlādhāra Chakra

Position within the body At the lower end of the spinal column, below the Coccyx
Colour RED – vitality
Tattva PRITHVĪ (earth) Mother, power, nourishment, security, protection
Mantra LAM
Lotus 4 Petals – Symbol of the four points of the compass
Animal Elephant with seven trunks – wisdom, wealth SAPTDHĀTU (the seven main minerals)
Divinity PASHUPATI MAHĀDEVA – Form of Shiva as “Lord of the Animal World”
Symbols Grey ‘SHIVA LINGAM’ – the unconscious

Snake – KUNDALINĪ SHAKTI – energy

Inverted Triangle – creation

awakening

Qualities and Aspects Border between animal and human consciousness

Unconscious

Seat of the KARMAS from earlier lives

Destiny

positive: creativity, awakening of hidden abilities

negative: Unconsciousness, ignorance

Prāna APĀNA – elimination
Plane BHŪRLOKA – physical plane
Planet MARS
Principle AHAMKĀRA – ego / Principle RUDRA, pride
Precious Stone ONYX
Metal LEAD
Mineral CALCIUM
Characteristic KĀMA – passion
Sensation ĀLASYA – laziness
Sense Organ GHRĀNA – Nose / Principle ASHVĪNĪ, sense of smell
Feature GRANTA – Elimination
Taste BITTER
Quality SAMKOCHANA – contraction
Part of the Body ASTHI – bones
Organ GUDA – Anus / Principle YAMA, destruction
Secretion MŪTRA – urine
Gland GONADS
Plexus SACRAL PLEXUS
Other Names ROOT CHAKRA, MŪLA KAMALA, MŪLA PRAKRITI

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