Aagnya (or Ajna, Sanskrit: आज्ञा, IAST: Ājñā , IPA: [ˈaːd͡ʑɲaː]), Brow[1] or third eye chakra, is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to Hindu tradition and signifies the subconscious mind, the direct link to Brahman (ultimate reality).[2][3][4] The third eye is said to connect people to their intuition, give them the ability to communicate with the world, or help them receive messages from the past and the future.[5][6][7][8][9]

Aagnya mandala


The Agya chakra is believed to be located in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows. It is not a part of the physical body but considered to be the part of Pranic system. The location makes it a sacred spot where Hindus apply a tilak bindi to show reverence for it.[citation needed]


Agya chakra is described as a transparent lotus flower with two white petals, said to represent the nadis (psychic channels) Ida and Pingala, which meet the central Sushumna nadi before rising to the crown chakra, Sahasrara. The letter "ham" (हं) is written in white on the left petal and represents Shiva, while the letter "ksham" (क्षं) is written in white on the right petal and represents Shakti.[10][better source needed]

Inside the pericarp of the flower is the Hakini shakti. It is depicted with a white moon, six faces, and six arms holding a book, a skull, a drum, and a rosary, while making the gestures associated with granting boons and dispelling fears. The downward-pointing triangle above her contains a white lingam. This triangle, along with the lotus flower, can represent wisdom.[11] In some systems the deity Ardhanarishvara, a hermaphrodite form Shiva-Shakti, resides within the lingam and symbolizes the duality of subject and object. This sixth chakra of our energy body is also connected with the sixth layer of our aura, known as the celestial layer in aura science.[citation needed]

Seed syllableEdit

Traditional Hindu diagram of third eye chakra

The seed syllable of Agyaa is Ksham and the more well known, Om, or "Pranava Om", which is believed to be the basic sound of the world and contains all other sounds. It is considered the supreme sound of the universe.[12] The Bīja mantras are monosyllabic seed sounds which, when they are spoken aloud, activate the energy of the chakras in order to purify and balance the mind and body. The energy resonates in the chakra associated with the mantra, helping the speaker become aware of their body's needs.[13]


Agya translates as "authority" or "command" (or "perceive") and is considered the eye of intuition and intellect. Its associated sense organ is the brain.[14][15][16] Concentration on this agya chakra will get this saddit power, can quickly enter another body at will and become omniscience.

See alsoEdit


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