сахасрара.gifसहस्रार (Sanskrit - thousand) Sahasrara-chakra (or akasha-chakra) - psycho-energetic center of the subtle body, which is situated in the area of ​​ crown of the head. It is not always called chakra, because it is outside the body and is an area in space that connects the person with different energies of the universe. Sahasrara-chakra is represented as lotus with thousand petals (aspects), here thousand is a symbol of infinity.

Complete union of Shiva and Shakti is achieved in sahasrara, the ultimate goal of the spiritual evolution of the soul places in the bodily; here Kundalini ends its rise, passing through all six chakras.

Sahasrara reflects the connection of the individual soul with Paramatma. In the physical body it controls the mind, the higher mental functions. In Siddha-siddhanta paddhati, sahasrara is described as sixteen-petalled, probably because it is transcendental, like the sixteenth day of the moon (purnima), that unites darkness and light. This is the point where consciousness connects with the macrocosm and the number sixteen, in this given case, symbolizes purnat (completeness and perfection of experience):

"The ninth is akasha-chakra, [looking like] a sixteen-petalled lotus, turned up. In its center in the seed box one should meditate on the higher Shakti in the form of trikuti, which is the ultimate emptiness. It was there Purnagiri-pitha, carrying out all the wishes. This is how [is completed] description of nine chakras. "