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Chakra 7. Sahasrara

The sahasraara chakra has a thousand petals. Each petal carries sixteen phases (kalas). Thus the sahasraara chakra is said to represent 16,000 cowherd maidens (gopikas), while the eight petals of the hridaya chakra are adored as the eight consorts of Krishna. The Sahasrara is also called the crown chakra; the thousand spoked wheel sahasradala padma; thousand-petaled lotus and is linked to the 1008 aspects of soul body. Chakra 7. The Sahasara is associated with the sound AUM which is 1 of the 50 Sounds. In some versions the Sahasrara above the Ajna Chakra has a number of divisions:
Chakra 7: Sahasrara A Ka Tha (Nada Vindu)
Mani-Pitha Altar of Gems
Mani-Dvipa Island of Gems
Sudha-Sugara Ocean of Nectar
White Lotus 12 Petals
Vindu Nada Pranava
Niralamba-Puri Soma Chakra
Manas Chakra
 
Chakra 6: Ajna Chakra
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