a Total Woman
– Excerpt from a talk by Sadhguru during the Linga Bhairavi Consecration
Linga Bhairavi has only three-and-half chakras. She has muladhara, swadhisthana, manipuraka and half of anahata. Anahata is comprised of two intersecting triangles, out of which Devi has only one. She is intentionally made that way because she is half of Dhyanalinga. This essential structure has been built into the rasa  danda , a copper tube with liquid mercury that has gone through various intense processes during the past ten-and-half months. The rasa danda is the main energy core for Devi. So the moment the rasa-danda enters Devi is the real moment of birth  for her. The day before, we established the dridha  danda, which has solidified mercury inside. These two, the rasa danda and the dridha danda will reverberate together and make things happen.
So, three-and-half chakras – does this mean she is half a woman? No, she is a complete woman. One half of every human being is feminine, another half is masculine. It is just that in a human being, one half is overshadowed because of certain hormonal secretions. If testosterone is predominant in you, it sort of overshadows the feminine in you. If estrogen is predominant in you, it overshadows the masculine in you. But there is nobody here who does not have both, the masculine and the feminine, in equal quantity. The question is just to what extent you have subdued one of these aspects, either due to hormonal secretions, or just due to social conditioning – it could happen both ways. But Devi is just woman; we have taken the man out of her. She is a total woman – and that’s dangerous. [Laughs] There is nothing masculine in her; she is purely feminine.
What we have done here is a subtle process. On the first day, even before she came alive, we made the temple space become like Devi, so we built these three-and-half chakras over the fire. I don’t know if you are aware of this: people have taken pictures of homas  with what is being referred to as Kirlian photography  and with other types of photography which are much more sensitive than normal photography, and during a Durga homa, they found an image of Durga. Forms appeared because of certain mantras. So, these three-and-half chakras that we created on the first day are fully established and alive right now. Even passing my hand through it doesn’t disturb it; it is still in existence. This is so with your body too. You put food into it, so many things happen to the body, but still your energy body retains its integrity, shape, and form. Otherwise, your body could not continue to function the way it is functioning right now. Every change would dislocate and break it.
These three-and-half chakras that we established here over the fire will probably last for another 30 to 40 days, and then slowly dissipate. But the same three-and-half-chakras have been manifested in the rasa danda; that is literally forever. If the necessary process is kept up in this temple, even after 10,000 years, it will still be alive. It cannot be removed because this is not done through mantras; this is done through prana pratishta . This process involves a certain investment of energy; that is why it took so long to make this happen.
So, if certain basic processes are maintained, even after many thousand years, it will stay as if it was consecrated today. If you go to the Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Kashi which was consecrated about 2030 years ago, and you have some sense of the space and how these things happen, you will find that it is just like brand new, as if it was consecrated yesterday. One thing why this is so is because this temple is in the mountains; invaders did not go there and disturb the process. And the same family lineage which took the responsibility of maintaining the temple over 2000 years ago is still in charge of the temple, and they have maintained it so well. I met the priest there, and when I told him how this temple was consecrated, he became overwhelmed. It seems somewhere the process was written. But now, his son is running a lodge. I said, “What a grave mistake. For more than 2000 years, you kept the temple alive, and right now, your son is busy counting money.” He could count money in the temple as well, but he started a lodge and wanted to do some enterprise because tourism is growing… The biggest draw for tourism in Uttarakhand is the temple, but the guy wants to start a lodge – and a bad one. [Laughs]
So, some maintenance has to happen in the Devi temple. For this, we are preparing a few women who will be referred to as Bhairaginis. They have been through a few months of sadhana and are slowly coming up. The structure has been built in such a way that you don’t see the girth of everything. The stone columns, everything is like huge rocks. There is no cement; there is no material which could deteriorate over a certain period of time. Even if there are seismological movements in the area – Coimbatore is a seismologically sensitive place – if some basic maintenance here and there is done, the temple will easily stay for a few thousand years.
The temple’s structure is geared that way because the Devi is geared that way. But she is also made in such a way that if she is not taken care of for a certain period of time, she will leave the space. And if she leaves, she will leave angry. And when she is angry, you better not be around. This is both an insurance and a threat for the next generations. If you don’t take care of her, she will leave; I won’t be around; you will be around. [Laughs] When she leaves, she is not good. So I hope such things won’t happen. We have set up various back-up systems so that she will give them enough time; if beyond that they won’t take care of her, she will leave. She is very sensitive, you know…
 Sanskrit for “juice” or “mercury”
 Sanskrit for “bar” or “tube”
 This has happened on 29 January 2010
 Sanskrit for “firm” or “stiff”
 Sanskrit for “sacrificial fire ritual”
 Consecration process that involves life energies