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 Fifth Chakra, the Vishuddha Chakra Fig A
Vishuddha Chakra- drawn by me. :-))
The two tube kind of things are actually Sushumna nadi, and Ida and Pingala are separate and pass away from the middle chakras, though I have tried to show them like they are physical entity, but it is not a physical entity.
The Mandala is Ether otherwise called as Akash Mandala.
The Zodiac sign is Gemini.
The Mantra is hamn or hang, Pronounce it as HAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMmmmmmmNnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn it should sink in to the silence of Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
The Endocrine Glands connected are Thyroid gland,
The no of Petals are 16, which are 16 yoga nadis which appear like petals and the vibrations that are produced by these Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters:— Aang, Aaang, Eang, Eeang, Uang, Uuang, Riang, Riiang, Lring, Lriang, Aiang, Aiiang, Aong, Aoang, Aang, Ahang, I have presented them in devanagiri script on each petal in Fig A. of this post,
The space in this chakra is Round, and controls Hearing,
The color of this Chakra is smoky purple to blue,
The area of Knowledge is Unconscious.
The Energy is called Kundalini, Shakini Shakti, or just Shakti.
The Deity for this Chakra is Maheshwara (Bindurupa).
Loka is Janah Loka. ( Indicates the birth of cosmos)
Swami Sivananda Maharaj says:
The VISUDDHA CHAKRA is situated at the base of the throat with in the Sushumna. Its
colour is smoky purple and has sixteen petals. Concentration on this Chakra enables the Yogi to attain the highest success. He does not perish even during the Pralaya (Great Deluge). He gets full knowledge of the four Vedas and becomes the knower of the three periods of time (past, present and future). He becomes eloquent, wise, enjoys peace of mind, and it is said that by his Yogic power he can move the three worlds.
In his Pdf document Kundalini Yoga says:
Vishuddha Chakra is situated within the Sushumna Nadi at the base of the throat,
Kantha-Mula Sthana. This corresponds to Janar Loka. It is the centre of Akasa Tattva (ether
element). The Tattva is of pure blue colour. Above this, all other Chakras belong to Manas Tattva.
The presiding deity is Sadasiva (Isvara Linga), and the Goddess is Shakini. From this centre
emanate 16 Yoga Nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the 16 vowels of Sanskrit, as given above. Akasa Mandal (the region of ether) is round in shape like the full moon. The Bija of Akasa Tattva Hang is in this centre. It is of white colour. This Chakra corresponds to Laryngeal plexus in the physical body.
The concentration on the Tattva of this Chakra is called Akasa Dharana. He who practises
this Dharana will not perish even in Pralaya. He attains the highest success. He gets the full
knowledge of the four Vedas by meditating on this Chakra. He becomes a Trikala Jnani (who
knows the past, the present and the future).
Aum NamaH Shivaya!
Sianala, Montreal, April 2008