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By Krishna Maheshwari

Sometimes transliterated as: Ajnacakra, AjJAcakra, AAjyaacakra

  1. the center of command or instruction[1]
  2. in Tantra, the name of the sixth psychonergetic center of power from below, also called guru-cakra, located at the center of the forehead, between the eyebrows; associated with the pineal gland in the center of the brain., is so named because of being the center through the department that receives telepathic communication and transfer of spiritual power from the preceptor when consciousness is raised to this level during meditation practice. It is associated with the cognitive aspect of the mind (manas), the sense of individuality (ahańkāra), and the mantra Om[2]


  1. The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
  2. Ājñācakra by Jit Majumdar