By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Trataka, TrATaka, Traataka
Trāṭaka is the fifth of the ṣaṭkarmas. It consists in gazing at any small object without winking until tears begin to flow. This practice is supposed to confer clairvoyant powers apart from curing all eye diseases.
- It is the six hathayogic practices meant to purify the body.
- Gheranda Samhitā 1.53, 54
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore