Today is the fifth day of the fifth month in the year 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 = 5
The Vishuddha Chakra is the 5th chakra (counting from the bottom). It is the 1 chakra with 16 petals….
painting by Peter Weltevrede, Sandeep Johahari, students of Harish Johari from book “Chakras” by Harish Johari, Destiny Books
5 Faces of Shiva
1) Sadyojata – “just-now born” meaning that first breath of life that gives every form its life; direction: South; element: Fire; shape: Triangular
This SADYOJATA aspect is correlated with the following To “Mano Maya Kosha” amongst the five Koshas To “AGNI” principle among five principles “Pancha Bhuta”. To “PANCHAMA” Swara among the seven Swaras To “MA” in OMKARA.
2) Vaama Deva – “Left face”; direction: All Directions; element: Earth; shape: Square
Since VAAMA DEVA makes the life live-able by giving happiness, he is called as “KALA VIKARANA” Since he un-energizes the demons, he is called as “BALA VIKARANA” Since he is the essence of all energies, he is called as “BALA” Since he exhibits his energy in all living beings, he is called as “BALA PRAMATHA" Since he controls all living beings, he is called as “SARVA BHUTA DAMANA” Since he cleanses and betters the mind, he is “MANONMANA” He is also called as “UNMANI” meaning – one who causes SAMADHI state. He removes demonic nature, give liberal and charity mind.
3) Aghora – “without dread” (without state of Rajas or Tamas); direction: North; element: akasha (ether); shape: Rounded
This AGHORA aspect is correlated with the following: To “Prana Maya Kosha” amongst the five Koshas To “MADHMAYA” Swara among the seven Swaras To “U” in OMKARA.
4) Tatpurusha – “that person”; direction: East; element: air; shape: Oval
This TATPURUSHA aspect is correlated with the following: To “NA” Beekakshara in Panchakshara Mantra To “Anna Maya Kosha” amongst the five Koshas To “SHADJA (sa), RUSHABHA (ri) AND GANDHARA (ga)” Swaras among the seven Swaras To “A” in OMKARA.
5) Ishana – “Lord”; direction: Northeast; element: water; shape: Round
The word ISHVARA is form the root “IiSHA – AISHWARYE”. Total wealth means the total control and ownership of all the fourteen worlds. Such form of Shiva, who is the total owner of the fourteen worlds, is called as ISHANA. This fifth face of Shiva represents the creation – balance – annihilation energies and control and chaos energies. This ISHANA aspect is correlated with the following: To “Ananda Maya Kosha” amongst the five Koshas To “NISHADA (ni)” Swara among the seven Swaras To Nada aspect in OMKARA. includes citings from this source much of which disagrees with Harish Johari: https://www.myspiritualtreasure.com/2016/12/five-faces-of-lord-shiva.html
I see now that Hanuman also has a couple of 5-faced forms… and in this one, there are the subjects of two previous blog posts, Varaha and Heyagriva.. Neat! I had no idea this was going to turn out like this! I love it! There they are on either end. of all the crazy conicidences! Boars, horses monkeys and lions, and a green faced Garuda, have to see what that’s all about next.