From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Anahata-cakra, AnAhata-cakra, Anaahata-cakra
- the centre of non-deformity or purity
- in Tantrik yoga, the name of the fourth psychoenergetic centre of the body, from below, which is situated at the heart, and whose name derives from the nature/ quality of this centre as the level at/ from which the transcendental sound (anāhata-nāda) can be heard, which is associated with the air element, the sense of touch, the penis, the mantra yam, and the quality of swiftness.