Overview of the Muladhara Chakra

Muladhara Chakra - Root center

The Seat of Destiny

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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