Hakini Shakti

Last Updated: November 1, 2017

Definition - What does Hakini Shakti mean?

Hakini Shakti is both the name of the female Hindu deity who personifies the energy of the ajna (third-eye) chakra and the name of the energy itself. Hakini Shakti is one form of Shakti, the divine feminine and consort of Lord Shiva who represents the creative energy and power of the universe. Shakti is the main focus of worship in the branch of Hinduism known as Shaktism.

As the goddess, Hakini Shakti is depicted with pale pink skin, four arms and six heads and sitting on a lotus flower. Three of her hands hold Shiva's drum, a skull and a mala (prayer beads). Her fourth hand is raised in a gesture of dispelling fear.

Yogapedia explains Hakini Shakti

Activating and balancing the hakini shakti energy of the ajna chakra is associated with imagination, clairvoyance, intuition and inner knowing. This chakra guides the yogi toward self-realization and spiritual understanding.

Through yoga, meditation and mantra chanting, the yogi focuses on directing life force energy from the muladhara (root) chakra upward along the spine to the ajna chakra. At this point, the ida nadi (feminine energy channel) and the pingala nadi (masculine energy channel) meet the central energy channel known as sushumna. The feminine energy of Shakti and the masculine energy of Shiva merge at ajna chakra, ending duality.

A common mantra that calls on the goddess energy includes the repetition of her name as in Om Hakini namaha.

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