Aum Shri Gurave NamaH!
In my Previous posts, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the Astral body of each and every human being, One can visualize the Astral body like a key chain with three leaves cut out like a human body, one is your physical body which is visible and second is the Astral body and the third is called the causal body, pull them together it is one body, separate them you can see three.
The Third Chakra, the Manipura Chakra,
Fig A- Manipura Chakra- drawn by me. :-))
The two tube kind of things are actually Sushumna nadi, though I have tried to show them like they are physical entity, but it is not a physical entity, it is an Astral entity.
The Mandala is Fire otherwise called as Agni Mandala.
The Zodiac sign is Leo
The Mantra is Ramn or Rang,
Pronounce it as RAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMmmmmmmNnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn it should sink in to the silence of Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
The Endocrine Glands connected are Pancreas.
The no of Petals are 10, which are ten yoga nadis which appear like petals and the vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters:— Tang, Thang, Dang, Dhang, Nang, Pang, Phang, dnang, dhnang, Nnang, I have tried to show them on each petal in Fig A. of this post.
The space in this chakra is like a Triangle, the seat of fire and controls Stomach and Liver,
The color of this Chakra is Dark clouds to Yellow,
The area of Knowledge is Unconscious.
The Energy is called Kundalini, Lakini Shakti, or just Shakti.
The Deity for this Chakra is Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.
Loka is Swah or Svar or Swarg Loka. (Our Solar system)
Swami Sivananda Maharaj says:
The MANIPURA CHAKRA is situated within the Sushumna in the region of the navel and
is the third Chakra from the Muladhara. It is of the colour of dark clouds and has ten petals. It is the solar-plexus or “city of gems” because it is very brilliant. Meditation on this excellent Chakra bestows power to destroy and create worlds. The Goddess of Speech, Saraswati, ever dwells in the face of the Yogi. He gets knowledge of the hidden treasures and is freed from all kinds of diseases. He has no fear at all from fire. He can make gold and see Siddhas or Adepts clairvoyantly.
In his Pdf document he says:
The Yogi who concentrates at this Chakra gets Patala Siddhi, can acquire hidden treasures
and will be free from all diseases. He has no fear at all from Agni (fire). “Even if he is thrown into the burning fire, he remains alive without fear of death.”, (Gheranda Samhita).
During Meditation at this Chakra, many faces of your Ista devata or Gods will emerge in your inner picture screen, they are not illusions of your mind, these are as real as you and me.
Just carry on with the "AUM", Manta or your personal Mantra and generally one is not supposed to reveal your personal Mantra to anyone, I tried to search few sites which helps you to get one, it is basically your Istadevata, Planet in 12th house from your Atmakaraka in your Navamsa (D-9) chart gives you an idea of your IstaDevata ( Ista = Liking, Devata = God).
Some time back I did see that Deepak Chopra's official website also extends this service, all you have to tell them is your date of birth, but it is OK, just chant Aum.
Very physical manifestation of this Chakra functioning at a physical level is your hunger and digestion will regulate.
Atmakaraka is the planet with highest registered longitude in degrees.
More to follow.....Chakra-V, Anahata Chakra
Aum NamaH Shivaya!
Sianala, Montreal, April 2008