Anahatacakra, Anāhatacakra, Anahata-cakra: 2 definitions

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Anahatacakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anahatachakra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anahatacakra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anāhatacakra (अनाहतचक्र) or simply Anāhata refers one of the “sixteen stations of the ascent of kuṇḍalinī” according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (4) One should think of the Wheel of Unstruck Sound [i.e., anāhatacakra] above that (in the heart) as white and red. In the middle of that is the Great Sound (mahārāva), the most excellent Heart of the Yoginī, which is said to be dark blue, and red. [...] (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhānyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void, the yogi is freed from bondage”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anahatacakra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anāhatacakra (ಅನಾಹತಚಕ್ರ):—[noun] = ಅನಾಹತ [anahata]2 -4.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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