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Akathaha Chakra
November 18, 2015
12:06 pm

Does the letter with which to start a mantra have to be favorable from the first letter of the first name as well as from the pada sound of the moon nakshatra? 


I have a case where the Susiddha Susiddha letters from the first letter of the first name is unfavorable from the pada sound of the moon nakshatra and vice versa…



November 20, 2015
8:30 am
Sanjay Rath
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The अ-क-थ-ह (a-ka-tha-ha) Chakra is a ‘Deva Nama’ Chakra. Just as we check compatibility between Moon Nakshatra among human beings for their marriage and arrive at Guna points (gunakara), so also we need to check the compatibility between the person and his devata for the compatibility.

Compatibility has many aspects and just as the Guna Match among Moon signs is just one criteria, although an important one, it is not the final factor. Similarly the A-ka-tha-ha Chakra is very important but there are other factors that need to be considered and for that we have other different chakra.

In all cases of mantra suitability, the first thing to check is the ‘Deva Nama’ and ‘Manushya Nama’ compatibility.

अ-क-थ-ह (a-ka-tha-ha) Chakra is for Deva Nama and not for ‘Starting Letter of Mantra’. Many mantra start with various seed syllables like ओं ह्रीं श्रीं oṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ. etc., and these cannot be taken as the Deva Nama (name of the devata). Unless you are doing just a monosyllable bija mantra, when the monosyllable becomes the ‘Deva Nama’.

For example, in the mantra ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय (om namo bhagavate vāsudevāya), the letter to be used for अ-क-थ-ह (a-ka-tha-ha) Chakra is the starting letter of the name वासुदेव (vāsudeva) which is व (va).

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November 21, 2015
12:49 pm

Thank you very much, Mr. Rath for your insightful answer! I am happy to take a previously recorded online course on Mantra Shastra, if that is available. Also I will continue to study your excellent book “Vedic Remedies in Astrology”.

In case of my name” Joachim” with the starting letter being pronounced like a Ya य and the “ch” being pronounced as in the English “huge”,  YO-A-CHI-M would have 4 syllables? which is why I would like a three syllable silent meditation mantra to create Susiddha/Susiddha 

If I wanted to meditate on the Ishta Devata and Mercury was it, then I could use the seed syllable AIM for Saraswati?

In the Akathaha Chakra  YA is in cell 8 and AI in celll 14 which means AIM is Susiddha /Susiddha which is favorable.

The moon’s Nakshatra Pada sound, however is most likely Purva Ashada 2 धा  “Dha”, however (in your book on page 406 “thha”??). According to Akathaha Chakra धा is in cell 11 , meaning from the nakshatra pada sound AIM is Ari. 

Also, since my body type is Vata Pitta, AIM at the beginning is perhaps not suitable, given that AI is air just like Vata.

I kind of like the earth, water, ether sounds in cell 14  like “ha” or “la” or even “tha” ठ or थ. I have been experimenting with LAIM or THHAIM or HAIM. Are these one syllable each??  

From your book it sounds like you typically prefer the sounds based on the Nakshatra pada rather than the first letter of the first name in the Akathaha Chakra?

Since I have many questions I don’t expect you to answer all these if it takes too much time. I definitely would appreciate your insights!



November 21, 2015
4:27 pm
Sanjay Rath
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Dear Jaochim,

Many Questions … reserve them for the Mantra Shastra Course which will be announced in April 2016 …for 2017 Contact Classes

One point though. A Bija mantra is a seed, very much like the human seed, the embryo. Does it have a name, no not yet? Does it have a form …maybe it does? Has the baby birthed…not yet?

So how can I have one fixed name …a “Deva Nama” for a seed syllable?

Nama Tattva must be learnt together with this. I will add this in the course in 2016

The old course will be online in April.


November 23, 2015
4:56 pm

Dear Mr. Rath, 

I would be honored if I could participate in your course in April and look forward to the audio as well as the contact courses.  



P.S: In the meantime those free online courses are currently not working. 


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