anahata chakra
   The anahata CHAKRA, or the “chakra of the unsounded sound,” is the fourth chakra (energy center) from the base of the spine in KUNDALINI YOGA systems. It is located on the spine at the heart. The anahata chakra is associated with righteousness, sanctity, and an emerging clarity of consciousness. Dedication, devotion, and calm-ness are also linked to the anahata chakra. Its deity is a form of SHIVA, Isana Shiva. Its SHAKTI is Kakini. It has 12 deep red petals.
   Further reading: Harish Johari, Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation (Rochester, Vt.: Destiny Books, 2000); Lilian Silburn, Kundalini: The Energy of the Depths: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Scriptures of Nondu-alistic Kasmir Saivism. Translated from the French by Jacques Gontier (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988); Sir John Woodroffe, trans., The Serpent Power (Madras: Ganesh, 1978).

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. . 2007.

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