14. There is another Lotus, placed inside the Sushumnaa at the root
of the genitals, of a beautiful vermilion color. On its six petals
are the letters from Ba to Puramdara [i.e., La], with the Bindu
[Anusvaara] superimposed, of the shining color of lightning.
15. It is the white, shining, watery region of Varuna [i.e. Water is
the governing element of this Chakra], of the shape of the half-
moon; and therein, seating on a Makara [an alligator-like
mythological creature], is the Biija Vam, stainless and white as the
16. May Hari, who is within it [i.e., Vishnu, who is seated in
the "lap" of the Bindu of Vam] -- who is in the pride of early
youth, whose body is of a luminous blue that is beautiful to behold;
who is dressed in yellow raiment, is four-armed, and wears the Shri-
vatsa and the Kaustubha -- protect us!
17. It is here that Rakini always shines. She is of the color of a
blue lotus. The beauty of Her body is enhanced by Her uplifted arms,
holding various weapons. She is dressed in celestial raiment and
ornaments, and Her mind is exalted with the drinking of ambrosia
[i.e. She drinks the nectar dripping down from the Sahasraara, and
is exalted by the Divine Energy that infuses Her].
18. Those meditating upon this stainless Lotus, which is named
Svaashisthaana, are freed immediately from all their enemies, such
as the fault of Ahakaara [Egoism] and so forth. They become masters
among Yogis, and are like the Sun illuminating the darkness of
ignorance [Moha]. The wealth of their nectar-like words flow in
prose and verse, in well-reasoned discourse.
From the Sat-Chakra-Nirupana
"The Svaadhisthaana Chakra is of the color of vermilion, and has six
petals. On its six petals are the six letters Ba, Bha, Ma, Ya, Ra
and La, with the Bindu placed thereon. The letters are the color of
"In the pericarp of this Lotus is the region of Water in the form of
an eight-petalled Lotus, with a half-moon in its center. This region
is white. Inside this latter is the Varuna-Bija "Vam," seated on a
Makara with a noose in his hand. in the lap of Vam (i.e. in the
hollow of the Bindu) is Vishnu seated on Garuda. He has four hands,
and is carrying the shankha [conch-shell], chakra [discus], gadaa
[mace], and padma [lotus]. He is dressed in yellow raiment, wears a
Vanamaalaa [long garland] round his neck, the mark Sri-vastsa and
the gem Kaustubha on his breast, and is youthful in appearance.
"On a red lotus in the pericarp is the Shakti RAKINI [Raakinii]. She
is Shyaama-varna, and in Her four hands She holds the shuula [spear
or trident], abja [lotus], damaru [drum] and tanka [battle-axe]. She
is three-eyed and has fierce projecting fangs [kutila-damstrii], and
is terrible to behold. She is fond of white rice [shuklaanna], and a
stream of blood runs from Her nostril."
From The Serpent Power, by Sir John Woodroffe, 1919
"There are seven spinning wheels of energy in you. If you pay
attention to the actions given below carefully and remember them,
you will experience these spinning wheels. ...
"2. Swadhishtana is the six-petal wheel. This is the sex center. A
trishul shaped like a yoni is within a six petal wheel. It has an
orange color and a white moon adorns it. At this place, the
vibrations of sex keep going round and round like a wheel. This is
the original seat of the transcendental Goddess, and the meaning
of 'Swadhistana' is that the Shakti resides there. From there, the
sound of Vang [Vam] rises to the crown. This is the seed sound of
nectar, being a rose color, a mixture of semen-white and blood-red.
The clitoris is the seat of Kundalini, identifiable with the Snake
From Seeing Goddess, by Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati, 1998