Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The 7 Chakra's...

The 7 chakra's in the human body!

Well...unlike the wildlife & nature paintings i have posted on this blog earlier, every once in a while i need to accept other commission works too, to keep myself going ! These are the most recent set of paintings that i have worked on. I was not aware about these chakra's at all, until i started painting them. Though its nowhere close to wildlife, i really enjoyed working on this set mainly coz of their design and the colours! I learnt a little more about them as i painted.. i believe, the Chakra system orginated more than 4,000 years ago and are referred to in the ancient litratures of Vedas, Upanishads and in the Yoga sutra's of Patanjali. Each of these 7 main Chakra's in the body have been symbolised by the paintings and their respective sanskrit alphabets, to add to their meaning.
Here are the names of the 7 Chakra's in thier respective order...
1) Muladhara, symbolised by a lotus with four petals.
2) Swadhisthana, symbolised by a lotus with six petals.
3) Manipura, symbolised by a lotus with ten petals.
4) Anahata, lotus with twelve petals.
5) Vishuddha, lotus with sixteen petals.
6) Ajna, in the form of an eye, held as a chakra of time, awareness and light. On the two corners you see the 'sun' and the 'moon'.
7) Saharara, is generally considered to be the chakra of consciousness with thousands of petals.


Anonymous said...

very beautiful! how big was this painting? is it a mural? I would love to see the individual chakra renditions in detail! if time permits, do pass it on!

mentioning which spot in the body each chakra corresponds to (or a link to the same on the net) would be very useful.

wikipedia could be a starting point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra.


MEROPS said...

hey fc! thank you! They were not too big-just 1X1feet each. Not a mural..just a set of paintings. I have given the wiki. link actually.. its the 'chakra'which is underlined just below the painting pic.. but i guess no one would realise. Anyhow.. will try to put it properly.
thank you! :)

Madukkur Mohamed said...

Hi Sangeetha,
Very nice the blog....