Muladhara Chakra




Muladhara Chakra, the 'base center' corresponds to the sacro-coccyx center. It is located at the basis of the spine (at the extremity of the filum terminale) between the anus and the genital apparatus.

  • It has four purple petals, corresponding to the Sanskrit letters va, ça, sha, sa.
  • The yellow earth region is in this Lotus.
  • Symbol: square, a earth sign.
  • Tattva: earth.
  • Associated Mantra: LAM
  • Relationships:
    • Cohesion force of the physical matter
    • Tanmatra of smell, sensory organ of the nose with smell and of action of the feet with locomotion
    • Breath: Apana
    • Skeletal system

This chakra is the dwelling of the « earth god » of the demiurgic divinity Brahma and of his shakti Dâkini. The god has four heads and four arms, shining like a young sun. The goddess also has four arms. Her beauty shines and her eyes are brilliant red. She shines like the brightness of many suns rising at the same time. She carries the revelation of pure intelligence.

The vehicle of the LAM Bija is the Airavatta elephant. The skin of the elephant is clear gray like the color of the clouds. The seven trumps of Airavata form a seven-colors rainbow. Airavatta symbolizes mass, the strength of weight and the stability characterizing the manifestations of the earth tattva.

In the center we find the symbol of the Shakti principle, an inversed triangle, containing the Svayambu Linga on which is marked in red the desire mantra KLIM. This linga manifests here under its shape of generating power. In addition, in this chakra is found the sleeping Kundalini, wrapped three and half times around the linga, its head closing the entrance of Brahman, the access of Shushumna which leaved from the center of this chakra.

Emotions: this chakra is linked with greed, false knowledge, credulity, disillusion, deep and internal organic feelings, attachment to material things. It is also attributed the strength that generates sleep.

The master of this center is Ganesha, the God with an elephant head. Ganesha, lord of obstacles, is invoked to protect businesses. Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He holds the Svatiska, ancient Indian symbol of the four dimensions, of the ascending energy of the god Vishnu and of the solar kingdom.

Meditation on Para (or Kundalini), which shines in Mula chakra like ten billions suns, brings mastery of the speech. King among men, expert in all sciences, the practitioner become forever exempt of all diseases, and his mind fills with contentment.


  • Sat-Cakra-Nirupana [EN] translated by John Woodroffe (alias Arthur Avalon)