[INDOLOGY] anāhata cakra

patrick mccartney psdmccartney at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 00:31:12 UTC 2016

Dear Friends,

A yoga-teacher friend of mine just showed me a highly embellished picture
of the yantra for anāhata cakra. I have attached the picture. As you can
see, all of the 12 petals are represented with their bīja sounds, however,
instead of खं, the second petal has व वं. I'm curious to know if this is a
mistake on the artists behalf or is it an alternative bīja mantra, if so,
why, and is there any textual source as to why this alternative symbol
might be used.
Thank you.

All the best,

Patrick McCartney, PhD
School of Culture, History & Language
College of the Asia-Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia, 0200

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