Symbol: The symbol of the chakra is two tiny petals on a small plant or lotus. It is the first blossom of spring on a flowering tree. It is considered as a new form of being created.
Colour: The colour of the chakra is white tinged with slight yellow.
Emotion: The emotion of the chakra is sorrow. The sorrow can be compared to a woman who has lost her dearest child and for a man; it is as if the most cherished wife had passed away.
Element: The element of the chakra is life force but it is not the force that is full of joy. Instead it is the force that is that is beginning to know sadness and to understand the world. It is life force is such that it must move away and separate from father and mother.
Sound: The sound of the chakra is like delicate silver chains being broken. These are the chains that bind one with another living being, but these chains are now broken and are falling softly to the ground. The mantra that is chanted here is OM mantra which has certain harshness about it.
Animal: The animal in this chakra is a tiger that is under control and being used as a beast of burden. There is sadness that this feline beast of the jungle has been bounded. A modern picture of the chakra is that of a man and a woman who are departing ways. They have been deeply and emotionally involved with each other but now they have to separate and return to the mundane world.
Material: The material of the chakra is the surface of cool water. At first the surface is plain devoid of any ripples. Gradually when the chakra is entered faint images of the world get reflected in the water.
Smell: The smell of the chakra resembles the smell of new life. The smell has the feel of warmth and life in it.
Taste: The taste of the chakra is water. The cool water tastes like life but it gets adulterated by things of this world.
God: The god of the chakra is Lord Shiva. Here his colour is complete white and he glows brilliantly with the inner light of knowledge. His eyes reveal that he is aware of the whole world knows everything and has seen everything. Slowly he dances the mysterious dance of knowledge in a five-beat pattern so that no two steps are repeated. Shiva is seen with six hands in which he holds all the six directions of the world. As he knows everything he is the Lord of Knowledge and Light. He also brings this illumination to Shakti.
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