E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

Cosmic Elements as Represented in the Sri Chakra

Author(s): Mukta Sathisha


This article attempts to study the expostulation of the Sri Chakra as described by Adi Shankaracharya in his work Saundarya Lahari. The diagrammatic representation of the Sri Chakra consists of a series of nine triangles superimposed around a small central circle known as Bindu, forming forty-three corners or triangular projections, with the Bindu at its centre. The Sakta philosophy as expostulated by Adi Shankaracharya, depicts the Supreme Reality as non-dual but having within it as a distinction between Shiva and Shakti or the Power Holder and Power, described as Being and Will. Sakti worship through the Sri Chakra is a means of elevation of the consciousness, by the practice of which one can awaken the Kundalini Shakti lying coiled at the base of the spinal column, which is the consummation of the Shakti worship. This kind of meditation helps to improve cognition, enhance memory power, and achieve one’s professional goals.

Keywords: Shiva, Shakti, Sri Chakra, Maya

Pages: 465-468

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