Anāhata-cakra

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Anahata-cakra, AnAhata-cakra, Anaahata-cakra


  1. the centre of non-deformity or purity
  2. in Tantrik yoga, the name of the fourth psychoenergetic centre of the body, from below, which is situated at the heart, and whose name derives from the nature/ quality of this centre as the level at/ from which the transcendental sound (anāhata-nāda) can be heard, which is associated with the air element, the sense of touch, the penis, the mantra yam, and the quality of swiftness.