Sat-Chakra-Nirupana: Prnnanda a Brahmana of Kasyappa Gotra wrote Sat-Chakra-Nirupana
(1526 CE, Ska year 1448) and achieved Siddhi in Vasisthsrama, about seven miles from
Gauhati, Assam, India. He wrote many other Tantrik works. This work is part of Sri-Tattva-
Author: Purnananda-Svami (1526 CE)
Commentary: Kalicarana in Sanskrit
English Translation: Sir John Woodroffe
Source: the Serpent Power
Depiction of Chakras: Swami Sivanada Radha
Flowcharts, illustrations, Commentary:
Sat-Chakra-Nirupana = Six-Chakra Investigation
Description of and Investigation into the Six Bodily Centers
By Tantrik Purnananda-Svami (1526 CE)
Sat-Chakra Nirupana is the Premier Composition on Kundalini Chakras.
The Commentary was by Kalicarana in Sanskrit.
This article is about Kundalini Chakras as described by Swami Purnananda.
Go to Kundalini Power for more details on Kundalini Yoga.
English translation by Woodroffe (Serpent Power) is full in some verses; short,
condensed in some verses; and modified in other verses. Some verses have
extensive commentaries and illustrations by me. This includes my comments,
additions, flowcharts, drawings, montages....
Translation of some Sanskrit words and phrases follows the Monier Williams dictionary and may
differ from that of Woodroffe. For your convenience, segments of the verses and their translation
are color-coded for easier identification by sight.
Atha tantrnusrea a chakradi kramodvata
Now I speak of (the first step) sprouting shoot of the Yoga plant of complete realization of
the Brahman, which is to be achieved, according to the Tantras, by means of the six Cakras
and so forth in their proper order.
Ucyate ParamAnanda = Says Paramananda. Atha = Now. tantrAnusArena = following
the Tantras PrathamAnkurah = First step. nirvAha- = Complete realization Sat Cakradi
Kramodvatah = Achieved by means of the six Chakras and other things.
The six Chakras are Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipur