Tala Chakras

Chakras are energy centers located throughout our body. The seven main chakras are located along the column, and each is related to a wide variety of themes, and has a deep symbolism ascribed. The system of the chakras can be related with Alchemy and Qabalah in the Western traditions, and the process through which the chakras are awakened can be compared to the alchemical process of turning lead to gold. However these seven energy zones are not the only ones: we have chakras on our hands, our legs, inside our head, and above our body. Here I will focus on the chakras below Muladhara, called Talas, or tala-chakras. The Talas are a set of seven chakras running along our legs. Muladhara is related to the material plane and sexuality, and the lower chakras are related to emotions and experiences of a lower nature, often called evil. The dimension where the tala-chakras are experienced is called Naraka, which can be considered the Hindu hell. Here follows a description of the talas, based mostly on the Bhagavata Purana.

The first level is Atala. This is the abode of sexual entities in the form of lustful female demons. This level is ruled by Bala, son of Maya. Bala possesses great powers, and creates these demons when he yawns. These demons are of three kinds: svarinis (self-willed), kaminis (lustful) and pumscalis (whorish). These demons enchant and attack the men who enter Atala, trying to steal their sexual energy. The state of consciousness of Atala is called “Put”, which means childless. The Atala chakra is located in the hips. The Atala chakra and Put give place to fear and despair, as well as lustful desires.

The second level is Vitala. This place is ruled by Hara-Bhava and Bhavani, dark forms of Shiva and Parvati. This is also a strongly sexual plane, since HaraBhava and Bhavani exist here in constant sexual union, and their sexual fluids form the river Hataki. Here this dark form of Shiva rules as lord of ghosts and goblin-like demons, as well as master of gold mines. Those who live here are adorned with gold. The state of consciousness of Vitala is “Avichi”, which means joyless. The Vitala chakra is located in the thighs. The Vitala chakra and

there is absolutely no concern about damages or pain caused to others. who is also a powerful sorcerer.  The sixth level is Mahatala. meaning abandoned. This level is considered a place without conscience. and are versed in sports and arts of pleasure. which means expelled. Rasatala is home of mighty demons. This is the realm of the demonic architect Maya. feeling that the world owes them everything. These are the enemies of the Devas (the gods). Here. They live ever afraid of the eagle-man Garuda. serpent-demons. This level is related to “taste”. This place is ruled by the demon king Bali. and means leprous.  The fifth level is Rasatala. and those who end down here feel free to steal. Kaliya and Sushena.  . The Rasatala chakra and the Rijisha state are related to deeper and stronger needs for self-preservation and selfishness. Here. The Rasatala chakra is found in the ankles. which live in holes. Kuhaka. like serpents. these demons live in peace with each other. as well as resentment. as well as a strong instinct of self-preservation and strong materialistic ideals.the Avichi state are related to anger. The state here is called “Tamisra”. Taksshaka. The state here is called “Rijisha”. or darkness. The Mahatala chakra is located in the feet. selfishness is at its absolute.  The fourth level is Talatala. frustration and confusion. The state here is called “Samhata”. such as Krodhavasha. Sutala corresponds to “sound”. the Danavas and the Daityas. The Sutala chakra and the Samhata state are related to jealousy and inadequacy. as well as deeper states of confusion. this place is covered with beautiful buildings and temples. The Talatala chakra is located in the calves. However. Like Sutala. The Sutala chakra is found in the knees. This is the true abode of man’s animal nature. Sutala is covered with beautiful temples and buildings. which house Nagas. The Talatala chakra and the Tamisra state are related to greed and deceit. Rasatala corresponds to “touch”.  The third level is Sutala. The state here is called “Kudmala”.

both of the self and of others. Below Patala lies the Garbhodaka ocean. The seventh and last level is Patala. Here live the Naga demons ruled by their king Vasuki. The state of consciousness here is called “Kakola”. The Patala chakra lies in the soles of the feet. so the only sources of light are the jewels worn by the Nagas. . Light no longer reaches this place. The Patala chakra and the Kakola state are related to extreme feelings of hate and destruction. and are easily angered. as well as a total desire for torture and unreason. It’s said that Shesha creates the world when it uncoils its tail. or black poison. where Vishnu rests on Ananta Shesha. and it destroys the world by coiling it. From Vishnu’s navel grows a lotus. The ideal here is “murder for the sake of murder”. the cosmic serpent. The Nagas here have many heads and many hoods.

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