Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra

Manipura is the third Chakra from the Muladhara. It is located within the Sushumna Nadi, in the Nabhi Sthana (region of navel). This has its corresponding centre in the physical body and has control over the liver, stomach, etc.

This is a very important centre. From this Chakra emanate ten Yoga Nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters डं ढं णं दं धं नं पं फं (dam, dham, nam, dam, dham, nam, pam, pham). The Chakra is of the colour of dark clouds. Within there is a space triangular in form. It is the Agni Mandala (region of fire—Agni Tattva). The Bijakshara raü), the Bija of Agni, is here. The presiding deity is Vishnu and Goddess is Lakshmi. This Chakra corresponds to Svah or Svarga Loka and to Solar Plexus in the physical body.

The Yogi who concentrates at this Chakra gets Patala Siddhi, can acquire hidden treasures and will be free from all diseases. He has no fear at all from Agni (fire). “Even if he is thrown into the burning fire, he remains alive without fear of death.”, (Gheranda Samhita).

Saturday, October 03, 2009


I had reached an age where soon I had to burden the responsibilities of life. It is a sacred tradition in our family to seek the guidance and blessings of our revered Sadgurudev before starting anything. I too thought of doing so before launching my career. But a call to Jodhpur and I came to know that Sadgurudev was engaged in some sadhana of his own and would not meet anybody for at least a few months.

Hence I had to begin my business without his blessings. I started off with great enthusiasm and courage. I had just settled in business when problems started coming up. First I dealt them courage but soon the onslaughts became so frequent that I started feeling help before them. Within a few months my business collapsed and I was filled with great disappointment so much so that I felt like give up everything and running away.

One day without informing anybody I left to Jodhpur and reached Sadgurudev Ashram. But there I was told that he would emerge from sadhana only after two months. I decided to stay there and share the work in Ashram. The in-charge of Ashram knew me well and he allowed me to do so. I even started wearing ochre robes meant for ascetics.

After two months Sadgurudev came out of his sadhana room finally. He looked a bit lean. When his eyes fell on me a look of disappointment came on his features. But he did not say anything. The next day he called me and asked me why I was there. I was unable to relate my misadventures to him so he asked me to write them on a paper and give to him. This I did and having read it he said, “ I did not expect such cowardly behavior from you. You are deceiving yourself. Do you think by wearing ochre robes you shall be free from your family responsibilities? True, ascetic life is wonderful but it is not for escapists. You have to go back”.

He fell silent and then continued, "I know you are facing problems but there are solutions for them in Tantra. You shall have to accomplish Lakshmi Sadhana. May be you do not know but even great Guru Shankaracharya had to accomplish Lakshmi Sadhana. Otherwise how would he have been able to establish four divine spiritual seats all over India? A real man never bows down before adversities. He attains victory over them through Sadhanas if need be.”

Later he made me accomplish a very special Mahalakshmi Sadhana. I returned home and restarted my business and within a year I had achieved amazing success. If today I am so wealthy, prosperous and happy it is due to that powerful ritual. With Sadgurudev’s permission I am revealing it here for benefit of others.

Start this ritual on Wednesday. At night after 10 pm have bath and wear clean red clothes .Make a mark with vermilion on the forehead .Sit on a red mat facing south. Cover a wooden seat with red cloth .In a plate draw a Swastik with saffron. On them place a Mahalakshmi Yantra. Light a ghee lamp. Offer vermilion, rice grains, rose petals on the Yantra. Offer prayers to lord Ganpati chanting Om Gam Ganpataye Namah five times. Thereafter chant one round of Guru Mantra and pray to Guru for success. Then with a Kamalgatta rosary chant 51 rounds of following divine Mantra

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Om Phat
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं ॐ फट

Do this for two days. After that drop the rosary in a river or pound and place the Yantra in your worship place or your shop or business center। Briefly worship it daily by lighting incense and chanting the above Mantra just 11 times.

- Mantra-Tantra-Yantra Vigyan Magazine, September 2007